juvenile offenders http://www.kplu.org en In rural northwest mentally ill teens struggle for services http://www.kplu.org/post/rural-northwest-mentally-ill-teens-struggle-services <p>Experts say mental health services for teens are especially inadequate in rural areas. That describes huge swaths of our region.</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:27:12 +0000 Anna King 3193 at http://www.kplu.org In rural northwest mentally ill teens struggle for services Early intervention key to treating mentally ill teens http://www.kplu.org/post/early-intervention-key-treating-mentally-ill-teens <p>The research is clear that the key to keeping a mentally ill teen in treatment and out of trouble is early intervention. Yet, most counties in the Northwest do not offer comprehensive treatment to kids in the initial stages of a mental breakdown.</p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:00:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 3188 at http://www.kplu.org Early intervention key to treating mentally ill teens Mentally ill juveniles cycle in and out of detention http://www.kplu.org/post/mentally-ill-juveniles-cycle-and-out-detention <p>Every year in the Northwest, thousands of mentally ill teenagers get caught up in the juvenile justice system. In fact, some counties estimate more than half of the kids they place behind bars have a diagnosable mental health condition like schizophrenia, bi-polar or personality disorder. Yet many of these teens do not get the treatment they need. Instead, they cycle in and out of detention.</p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:37:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3181 at http://www.kplu.org Juvenile justice for parents http://www.kplu.org/post/juvenile-justice-parents <p>It&rsquo;s late Saturday night and you get a phone call. Your teenage son has been arrested. You show up for court on Monday morning unsure what to do or say.&nbsp; Now there&rsquo;s help for parents in this predicament. It&#39;s called Juvenile Justice 101.<strong> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 1765 at http://www.kplu.org Juvenile justice for parents Issaquah tweens charged with cyberstalking http://www.kplu.org/post/issaquah-tweens-charged-cyberstalking <p><br /><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965771.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965771.mp3</a></p><p>Two pre-teen girls in King County have been charged with cyberstalking for allegedly posing as another girl on Facebook and posting sexually explicit pictures and messages.&nbsp; If convicted of first degree computer trespass, the Middle School students face up to 30 days in juvenile detention. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:57:51 +0000 Paula Wissel 1276 at http://www.kplu.org Issaquah tweens charged with cyberstalking Ruling goes against release of convicted juvenile killer http://www.kplu.org/post/ruling-goes-against-release-convicted-juvenile-killer <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">The state clemency board will recommend that Gov. Chris Gregoire not commute the sentence of a&nbsp;juvenile killer. Barry Massey was just 13 years old when he participated in a brutal murder. The board's 3-2 vote Thursday night reverses a previous clemency board recommendation that he should be let free.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:46:02 +0000 Austin Jenkins 386 at http://www.kplu.org Ruling goes against release of convicted juvenile killer