Juvenile Justice Assessments

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Youth Violence: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools - Second Edition This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence.

Judicial Council of California Judicial Council of California

SCREENINGS AND ASSESSMENTS USED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM Evaluating Risks and Needs of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
An overview of screening and assessment instruments, including a summary of issues related to instrument validation, selection, and administratio

National Council on Crime and Delinquency. National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

The Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System™ (JAIS) is a supervision strategy model that weaves together a risk assessment and a strength and needs assessment. It is designed as a one-on-one interview with the youth, much of which focuses on the underlying motivation for illegal behavior. This process puts workers in a more proactive position in the relationship with the youth, builds rapport between the youth and worker, and better equips the agency to leverage the limited resources of staff time and treatment programs.

National Human Trafficking Hotline National Human Trafficking Hotline

Human Trafficking Assessment for Runaway and Homeless Youth
A trafficking assessment for runaway and homeless youth programs to identify and assist potential victims of trafficking, including both labor and sex trafficking indicators.

National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners

The MAYSI-2 is a paper-and-pencil self-report inventory of 52 questions designed to assist juvenile justice facilities in identifying youths 12 to 17 years old who may have special mental health needs.


Northpointe has developed an automated risk and needs assessment specifically for juvenile offenders. COMPAS Youth is designed to take advantage of recent research on the predictors and needs factors most strongly linked to juvenile delinquent behavior. It incorporates a theory-based approach to assessment designed to incorporate key scales from several of the most important theoretical explanations of crime and delinquency including Social Bonding and Control Theory, Strain Theory, General Theory of Crime, Criminal Opportunity/Lifestyle Theories, Moffitt's taxonomy of juvenile offenders and Bandura’s cognitive model of moral development. Extensive measurements assess the key areas of family, school and peer contexts, in addition to individual personality and cognitive characteristics of youth. It also incorporates the "strengths perspective" and contains many critical factors that may protect the high-risk youth from serious delinquency.

PerformWell PerformWell

Self-Reported Delinquency - Problem Behavior Frequency Scale The Problem Behavior Frequency scale is designed to measure the frequency of delinquency behaviors such as suspension, stealing, shoplifting, and cheating.

Spark Action Spark Action

Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation is a guide book that looks at research evidence and provides a framework for selecting and implementing an evidence-based tool to help reduce risks associated with teens’ placement and supervision while involved with the juvenile justice system

Statistic Solutions Statistic Solutions

Self-Report Delinquency Scale The main purpose of the Self-Report Delinquency Scale is to assess if individuals have involved themselves in criminal behavior, and if so, the frequency of their actions. The involvement in delinquent and criminal behavior is measured using the self-report technique

Strategies for Youth Strategies for Youth

Assessment of Police/Youth Relations Elements of an Assessment include interviewing and surveying of officers, youth, and community leaders. The assessment also focuses on crime statistics for teens, deployment of officers, and organizational distribution of resources to use for working with youth, as well as effectiveness of partnerships with youth-serving, community-based organizations.

Taylor Francis Online Taylor Francis Online

Risk-Need Assessment Inventories for Juvenile Offenders in Australia Assessment of the risks and needs of juvenile offenders is widely accepted as fundamentally important in juvenile justice. We describe two inventories that are being used in Australian settings to systematically undertake such assessment: (a) the Secure Care Psychosocial Screening (SECAPS) assessment (Putnins 1999a), and (b) the Australian Adaptation of the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI-AA; Hoge & Andrews, 1995). The conceptual, empirical and practical background for these instruments is provided. We report on the development and current status of the inventories. Advantages of structured assessment of risks and needs are highlighted, as are several caveats that deserve

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Young offenders: assessment using ‘Asset’ includes forms for the assessment of young offenders (including the 'Asset' ‘Core profile’ form), with guidance for youth offending teams. The assessment process is designed to find out the risk and protective factors playing a part in a young person’s offending.

YouthZone YouthZone

YouthZone Assessment and Evaluation Model™ including the YouthZone Screening for Positive Youth Development™ The YouthZone Assessment and Evaluation Model is designed to support a holistic approach to youth services. The pre/post inventory assesses youth across five asset and risk scales. In conjunction with qualitative input from interviews and other data from courts, schools, parents and the community, the model is designed to identify a broad range of risk and protective factors