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Monthly Archives: January 2004

Juvenile Mental Health Court: Rationale and Protocols
Juvenile and Family Court Journal , 2001
Juvenile Mental Health Court: 2004 Rationale and Protocols
On Feb. 14, 2001, the nation’s first juvenile mental health court processed its debut calendar in Santa Clara County (San Jose), California. It operates on the principle that neither institution has the exclusive solution to the complex problems presented by mentally ill children who commit delinquent acts, a principle that is confirmed by the abysmal track record of both in dealing with the issue independently.