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  • screenshot of Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice - an NJJN Webinar

    Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice - an NJJN Webinar

    “When your juvenile justice system puts youth on probation, does it assess them for risk? If so, do staff know how to use these assessments effectively? Or do the assessments just sit in a file, waiting to be dusted off? Whether your agency or jurisdiction is trying to choose the right risk assessment tool, or it already has one in place, you'll find this webinar from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) helpful.” The audience is introduced to the use...

  • document preview for Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation

    Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation

    This is the first "thorough systematic scan of the U.S. to determine the extent to which these [risk assessment] tools have been adopted across the country" (p. 1). Sections of this report address" statewide uniform assessment; layered/regional assessment; locally administered assessment; and design variation in assessment tools. An excellent chart shows the use of these tools by state with information supplied according to: state; probation administration; authority-state statute, probation agency policy, state agency recommended, or local policy; risk assessment tool...

  • document preview for Diverting Youth at Probation Intake: The Front-End Diversion Initiative

    Diverting Youth at Probation Intake: The Front-End Diversion Initiative

    This brief "discusses an effort in Texas to divert youth with suspected mental health needs away from juvenile justice processing. The Front-End Diversion Initiative (FEDI) uses specialized juvenile probation officers to link these youth and their families to community services and divert these youth from adjudication within the juvenile justice system." Sections cover: FEDI introduction; the issue of juvenile offenders' mental health challenges; juvenile justice processing of youth with mental health needs; the role of the juvenile probation officer and...

  • website preview for L G B T Youth in Juvenile Justice

    LGBT Youth in Juvenile Justice: Creating Agency Policies for an Equitable System Webinar

    Many juvenile justice systems don't know how many young people in their system identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and often lack appropriate policies that meet their unique needs ... This webinar discussed the need for agency policies to support LGBT young people in the juvenile justice system. Participants learned how the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services [DYS] and Santa Clara County Probation Department [SCCPD] developed policies for LGBT youth in their system, as well as different strategies...