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Developing Service Delivery Systems for Evaluations of Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial: A Guide for States and Counties

Published Apr 24, 2017, Thomas Grisso, PhD, Ivan Kruh

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In partnership with NCMHJJ and with funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP) has released Developing Service Delivery Systems for Evaluations of Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial: A Guide for States and Counties. The purpose of the guide is to help states or counties develop a forensic evaluation system (FES) for providing courts evaluations of juveniles’ competence to stand trial (JCST).  An FES for JCST evaluations has three components that are described in the guide’s three modules:

  • Module 1: Developing a JCST Evaluation Service Delivery System
  • Module 2: Creating Evaluation Standards
  • Module 3: Quality Control: Developing a Process to Apply the Standards

This guide will be of special interest to state/county directors and managers of child forensic mental health services, juvenile court clinic administrators and clinicians, juvenile court judges and administrators, state juvenile justice advocacy groups, and community providers of services to youth in the juvenile justice system.

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