Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice Systems: Identifying Mental Health Needs and Risk of Reoffending
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Aug. 08, 2012
ANNOTATION: “This brief will explain why screening and assessment for risk and mental health are best used together by child-serving agencies when planning the most effective course of action for individual youth” (p. 1). Sections of this publication include: how screening and assessment differ; how the above concepts differ for risk assessment tools; how an agency selects a valid tool that is appropriate for its purpose; some examples of tools sued in juvenile justice facilities and community-based services; what the benefits are of screening and assessment are for mental health problems and risk of re-offending; the importance of sound implementation; and conclusion.