Document Type

Psychiatry Issue Brief

Publication Date



A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files" below.

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.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Subject Area

Children, Juvenile Justice, Legal Issues, Risk Assessment


Juvenile Justice, risk assessment tools, risk factors, Spanish



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Gina M. Vincent


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