The Role of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Juvenile Justice System

Authored by: Lisa A. Jaegers , Karen F. Barney , Rebecca M. Aldrich

Routledge International Handbook of Delinquency and Health

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367256920
eBook ISBN: 9780429289194
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This chapter explores the ways in which occupational scientists and occupational therapists are partners in preventing juvenile suspension and detention, as well as promoting optimal outcomes within juvenile justice systems. Occupational perspectives of health and practice, occupational therapy processes, interventions, and case examples are described.

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