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Poverty and InequalitySexual and Reproductive HealthFamily, Maternal & Child HealthMethodology

Screening juvenile justice-involved females for sexually transmitted infection: a pilot intervention for urban females in community supervision

TitleScreening juvenile justice-involved females for sexually transmitted infection: a pilot intervention for urban females in community supervision
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDonaldson, AA, Burns, J, Bradshaw, CP, Ellen, JM, Maehr, J
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care : The Official Journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Volume19
Pagination258-68
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number1940-5200 (Electronic)1078-3458 (Linking)
Accession Number23983235
KeywordsSexual and Reproductive Health
Abstract

Little is known about Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) rates in community-supervised juvenile justice-involved (CSJJI) females, or how to best provide screening for sexually transmitted infections in this population. A pilot intervention allowed case managers to offer optional CT/GC screening to CSJJI females during mandated visits. Anonymous satisfaction surveys and discussion groups assessed intervention acceptability. Case managers met with 514 CSJJI females; 102 (20%) agreed to screening and 117 tests were completed. Among those screened, 21 (18%) had CT and 3 (3%) had GC. Intervention feedback from case managers and clients was positive, but there were barriers to recruitment. Lessons learned from this case manager-facilitated intervention may increase the acceptability and effectiveness of future screening methods in this setting.

PMCID

4009726