The SYRP findings have implications for improving services, conditions and policies; the following are several key recommendations:
SYRP also documents considerable unevenness in the qualifications of mental health providers.
SYRP documented extensive substance abuse problems in the custody population, but existing intervention and treatment programs are not serving large sectors of youths who need them.
SYRP finds that most youths in custody spend fewer hours in school than their peers in the general population and that youths who are below normal grade level are no more likely to attend school in custody.
Nevertheless, SYRP reveals considerable age mix in juvenile facilities, as well as substantial mixing of juveniles with young adults, living arrangements that challenge developmentally appropriate programming and safety.
But even a taxable SYRP doesn't have to generate much in the way of taxes if it's invested in a mutual fund like Dreyfus Appreciation (DGAGX) with an average annual turnover of just 8 percent, an indication that a typical stock is held for 12 years.
Be my guest, but recognize the Schumpeterian truth: Some companies are going to vaporize over the decades, and you'll have to pay attention to your holdings and make adjustments to your SYRP.