Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Mental Health
This chapter highlights music therapy practice with adjudicated adolescents, also referred to as juvenile offenders or delinquents.
In 2008 alone (the most recent year for which statistics are available), juvenile courts in the U.S. took action on more than 1.6 million petitions of delinquency. Some of these cases were dismissed; some were waived to adult, or criminal, court; still others resulted in adjudication (a determination of guilt) with subsequent dispositions of community service, restitution, fines, probation, and/or mandatory placement in treatment programs of varying levels of security (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2009).
Copyright © 2013, Barcelona Publishers, from Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Mental Health, edited by Lillian Eyre.
Place of Publication
Gardstrom, Susan, "Adjudicated Adolescents" (2013). Music Faculty Publications. 3.