Psychiatry Issue Brief
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.
Vincent, G. M. (2016). Using Risk Assessment and Risk-Needs-Responsivity Principles in Juvenile Justice [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief, 13 (2). Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol13/iss2/1
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Children, Juvenile Justice, Legal Issues, Risk Assessment
Juvenile Justice, risk assessment tools, risk factors, Spanish