Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
This research examined challenges social workers face when delivering mental health services to juveniles who have been incarcerated due to drug use. Through the use of a web-based survey program a total of ten research questions were examined statistically. The research questions discussed what challenges social workers face when trying to administer services to juveniles who have been incarcerated for drug use and also what services are available to juveniles with or without a mental health problem who have been incarcerated for drug use. Questionnaires were sent out electronically, with a response rate of twenty-seven participants. SurveyMonkey® was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that the participants felt very strongly about the recidivism rate being high in juveniles returning to jail due to drug use and that social workers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these juveniles. As for social work practice we must make every opportunity to help our juveniles out of the juvenile justice system and into society to be productive citizen.
Jones, Nathalie Marie, "CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL WORKERS GIVING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO JUVENILES WHO HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR DRUG USE" (2016). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 295.