Putting Medicaid to Work for Juvenile Justice

Executive Summary

This presentation for the Juvenile Defenders Conference in North Carolina provides information on the health status of individuals in the juvenile justice system and details on the limitations of Medicaid eligibility while in detention. It also includes descriptions of NC Medicaid and CHIP eligibility rules, services covered, and due process requirements.

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