volume 147, issue Supplement 2, PS249-S258 2021
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-023523h
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Selen Siringil Perker, Lael E. H. Chester

Abstract: Young adults' heightened vulnerability to substance use disorders (SUD) corresponds with their disproportionate representation in the criminal justice system. It is paramount that the justice system systemically recognize young adults as a group with distinct developmental needs and align reform efforts with advancements made in medical and public health fields to better address the needs of justice-involved young adults with SUD. This article warns against reliance on the justice system for engaging young adu…

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