The "right to treatment" has been recognized in cases involving adult mental patients and incarcerated juveniles. This note explores the special problems raised by mentally ill juvenile court wards, for whom existing public facilities are inadequate. The author demonstrates that denial of treatment owing to lack of existing facilities violates these juveniles' statutory and constitutional rights, and suggests some practical solutions to the problem.
Jane Elizabeth Lovell,
The Right to Treatment for Mentally Ill Juveniles in California,
27 Hastings L.J. 865
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