Justice-Involved Girls and Women, Health and Pregnancy, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Concerns

  • Jada Hector
  • Kristy D. Fusilier


Much of the quality research and information that scholars and professionals have at their fingertips regarding the lived experiences of justice-involved girls and women has only just emerged in recent years. It should not be a surprise, then, to realize that much of the quality information that exists on mental health, substance use, and even pregnancy is only at the precipice of being thoroughly discussed and explored—with any related inherent problems being addressed in a way that is responsive to the needs of this group. This chapter discusses what is known in these areas and details some of the bleeding edge research and progress that has been made in recent times locally and abroad.


Mental health Mental illness Severe mental illness Substance use disorder Co-occurring disorder Pregnancy Treatment Self-care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jada Hector
    • 1
  • Kristy D. Fusilier
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteUSA

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