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NameSchoolSubjectTeacherCrime in present-day America is based on quite a lot of factors. A very important and oftentimes, overlooked, factor in the reasons behind why people commit crimes is underlying mentalhealth issues. Specifically, youth that actually have mental health issues and are incarceratedinstead as a result. According to many sources, youth who are incarcerated early instead ofreceiving mental health treatment, often times end up becoming lifelong repeat offenders.Th article I chose is an article called ‘A Cure for Crime: Can mental health treatment diversionreduce crime among youth?’ The overall purpose of this particular study was to take a look intothe long-term effects of mental health treatment for youth instead of harsh punishment, and therelated chances of them returning to the court system. The study consisted of a large number ofcounties across Texas who had received funding from the state for mental health treatment ofyouth who were on probation. 128 youth who were on waiting lists for services were givenimmediate service and monitored for 3 years. The control group for which they were comparedagainst was the same group of youth who were on the list and had not received immediateservices for mental health. There are a number of interesting results for the 128 youths who were

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