The lack of substance abuse treatment for children and teens in California has reached a crisis state. This report cites data showing that less than 10% of adolescents who need treatment receive services, and most of those who do obtain treatment receive it as a result of entering the juvenile justice system. The eight policy recommendations outline a course of action for California to establish a responsive system of adolescent care that implements best practices based on sound research. The report calls for collaboration and partnership among public agencies and other providers of adolescent care, and between local, county and state levels of government.
Source: Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Adolescent Report Executive Summary.pdf