Psychiatry Issue Brief
Sorting juvenile offenders by risk requires valid risk assessment instruments, critical tools for facilitating matching the right services to the right youth at the right time. Juvenile justice systems need to consider risk in conjunction with juveniles’ mental health, to ensure that appropriate services are provided.
Vincent, G. M. (2016). Using Risk Assessment and Risk-Needs-Responsivity Principles in Juvenile Justice. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 13 (2). Retrieved from http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol13/iss2/1
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Children, Legal Issues, Juvenile Justice, Risk Assessment
Juvenile Justice, risk assessment tools, risk factors