Danielle G (JDC Mental Health) Episode 0007

The Jungle Podcast

16-09-2023 • 37分

Christopher and Danielle discussed the workings of the juvenile justice system, focusing on mental health counseling. Danielle, a clinical counselor, shared her passion for working with juveniles and expressed her desire to help kids who often don't get the help they need. They discussed the rehabilitation efforts within the juvenile justice system, focusing on the reduction in incarceration rates and the implementation of rehabilitative programs. However, they also noted the challenges in their work with troubled children, including the trauma many of the inmates have experienced. They discussed the concerning increase in teenage suicide rates and attributed this trend to the increased use of social media and online connectivity among young people. The conversation ended without a clear statement of their future goals or action items.