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Courts Target Juvenile Offenders' Mental Health

Many young people in the criminal juvenile-justice system have mental illnesses, but they rarely get the psychiatric care they need. Now a handful of courts are taking these youths out of the mainstream justice system in order to give them effective mental health care.

Michelle Trudeau visits a model program in Northern California's Santa Clara County.

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