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Publication cover Massachusetts Arrest Screening Tool for Law Enforcement
Dec 15, 2015, University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Massachusetts Arrest Screening Tool for Law Enforcement (MASTLE) is an objective screening tool validated in Massachusetts jurisdictions that assesses the likelihood a youth taken into police…
Publication cover Massachusetts Arrest Screening Tool for Law Enforcement Executive Summary
Nov 17, 2015, University of Massachusetts Medical School
The MASTLE assesses the likelihood a youth taken into police custody for a criminal offense will be arrested for the commission of another offense in the future or will fail to appear for…
Publication cover Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation
Jul 23, 2015, Teri Deal, Anne Rackow, Andrew Wachter, NCJJ Research Associates
NCJJ has released a new StateScan publication that summarizes the results of a review of publicly available recidivism reports that include measures of recidivism for youth adjudicated to probation.…
Publication cover Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Services
May 5, 2015, Andrew Wachter, Research Associate, NCJJ
This StateScan publication is the 4th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website. The author, Andrew…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Mental Health Screening as a Valuable Tool for Truancy Intervention
Dec 8, 2014, Center for Children & Youth Justice
The Clark County Truancy Project (CCTP) was designed to effectively respond to truancy while reducing the need for formal court intervention. Research indicates that one of the most prevalent issues…
Publication cover JJGPS State Scan: Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation
May 1, 2014, NCJJ
This publication is part of a new series of publications intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.ORG) development effort. This…
Publication cover Overview of Screening and Assessment in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice System
Dec 8, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium Briefing Document
Structured, objective and validated screening and assessment tools provide decision-makers with reliable and relevant information to guide decisions about care, supervision and services for…
Publication cover Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention: Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification Among Juvenile Justice Youth
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Review of the Literature
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice
Apr 29, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know how risk assessments can be used most effectively to avoid unnecessary incarceration and improve case planning for youth? Check out the National Juvenile Justice Network's (NJJN) policy…
Publication cover Risk Assessment Guidebook Appendices
Nov 6, 2012, Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D.
We dedicate ourselves to working in partnership to enhance the capacity of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System to achieve its balanced and restorative justice mission by: Employing evidence-based…
Publication cover Clark County Truancy Program: Mental Health Screening Protocols - Administering MAYSI 2
Nov 11, 2009, Jodi Martin
Protocol incorporating MAYSI-2 screening into the Clark County Truancy Program intake procedure.
Publication cover 10 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening
Oct 9, 2009, Thomas Grisso
The document provides 10 essential considerations for juvenile justice agencies planning mental health screening to support programs and placements.
Publication cover Louisiana Juvenile Justice System Screening & Assessment & Treatment Services Survey
Sep 28, 2009, Stephen Phillippi
To find alternatives to formal processing and incarceration, to have more Evidence-based community services available for youths in LA and their families, and to use data analyses and other research…
Publication cover Probation Diversion Questionnaire
Sep 25, 2009, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
To collect process/implementation data on the probation-based diversion program being implemented in Texas.
Publication cover Review of Evidence-Based and Promising Risk/Needs Assessment Tools for Juvenile Justice
Aug 18, 2009, Gina M. Vincent
This document assembles four reviews of risk/needs assessment tools for use in juvenile justice or designed for young offenders in general.
Publication cover Guidelines of Instructing Youth Prior to Administration of a Mental Health Screening Tool
Aug 18, 2009, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso
This document was created to assist juvenile justice personnel when introducing youth to a mental health screening tool as part of an intake process.
Publication cover A Template for Written Reports of Pre-Disposition Psychological Evaluations
Aug 17, 2009, Perry Hill, Laura Goodwin, Thomas Grisso
This document is a model outline for psychologists or psychiatrists to report the results of their evaluations of youth in delinquency cases involving assessment questions of disposition after…
Publication cover Screening and Assessment Tools Database
Aug 17, 2009, Richard Rondeau
The database was created to standardize the process of collecting and reviewing literature about screening and assessment tools designed for use with juvenile justice-involved youth.
Publication cover A Template for Profiling Detention Centers Regarding Mental Health Services
Aug 17, 2009, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso
This document was created for use as a survey tool. The information gathered provides a description of a detention center's daily operations, programs, and use of mental health services, including…
Publication cover Berks County, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment
Apr 1, 2008, Dana Shoenberg
The Berks County Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment Instrument Report documents the results of an eight month test of a draft Juvenile Detention Assessment Instrument in Berks County, Pennsylvania…
Publication cover Developing Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice
Dec 1, 2004, Gina Vincent, Ph.D. and Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.
The first step toward managing the mental health needs of juveniles is to be able to identify them. Mental health screening is crucial for identifying mental conditions in need of immediate response,…
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