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Needs assessment

The Growth of Veterans Treatment Courts [Podcast]

This report provides a background on veterans treatment courts and introduces the development of a screening tool specific to veterans.

Offender Risk & Needs Assessment Instruments: A Primer for Courts

This primer is written for judges, policy makers, and practitioners interested in using RNA [risk and needs assessment] information at sentencing.

Using Risk and Needs Assessment Information at Sentencing: Observations from Ten Jurisdictions

This report summarizes examples of how ten jurisdictions have implemented each of the nine guiding principles for RNA (risk needs assessments).

Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

This report provides an overview of risk and needs assessments and discusses issues policy makers should consider as they write legislation.

Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Settings

This website provides an overview of screening and an excellent guide describing a four phases, ten-step process.

Colorado Reference Guide: Juvenile Screening and Assessment Instruments: Behavioral Health, Trauma, and Risk/Classification

This report explains why valid screening and assessment tools are needed to determine safety risks and needed interventions for juvenile offenders.

A Comparison of Risk Assessment Instruments in Juvenile Justice

This study examined the validity, reliability, equity, and cost of nine juvenile justice risk assessment instruments. 

Beyond Risk and Needs Assessments

This paper describes a comprehensive approach to assessment, developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD).

NCCD Compares Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments: A Summary of the OJJDP-Funded Study

The results from a study of eight risk assessments used for determining which justice-involved youth are low-, moderate-, or high-risk for future delinquency are reviewed.

Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project

This fact sheet covers the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI) that assists justice-involved individuals secure and maintain long-term employment.

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