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New article alert: Concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic among justice-involved and low-income youth

Dr. Cavanagh's latest article, titled Concerns about the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Justice-Involved and Low-Income Youth, was recently published in Juvenile & Family Court Journal. We describe the concerns of youth who have been highly impacted by the pandemic—justice system-involved youth, low-income youth, and youth who consider themselves to be low status. We found that incarcerated youth felt more concern about their ability to get a job if needed than youth on probation or youth who had never been arrested and more concerned about food security. Both incarcerated youth and youth on probation felt that the quality of their relationship with family members had decreased as a result of the pandemic, relative to youth who had never been arrested. Low-income youth regardless of justice system status were more concerned about dying of COVID-19 than their affluent counterparts.

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