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The section of the law enforcement services that provides disciplinary custodial care for juvenile offenders. Formerly harsh penal institutions, reform schools now mostly attempt to educate and rehabilitate youthful offenders. Some of these offenders have psychiatric problems, substance abuse, or other health problems that require specialized care.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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