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NCJ Number: 252927 Find in a Library
Title: Multi-Method Study on Risk Assessment Implementation and Youth Outcomes in the Juvenile Justice System
Author(s): Christopher Sullivan; Clare Strange; Carrie Sullivan; Jamie Newsome; Melissa Lugo; Derek Mueller; Amber Petkus; Bryan Holmes; Holly Lonergan; James McCafferty
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
United States of America
Date Published: May 2019
Page Count: 395
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Grant Number: 2014-MU-FX-0006
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Focusing on the implementation of the Ohio Youth Assessment System (OYAS) at various stages of juvenile justice processing, this study examined the impact of OYAS use on recidivism in relation to variation in assessment-based decisions that reflect the use, monitoring, and implementation of the OYAS,
Abstract: The research team interviewed juvenile justice personnel at various agencies across three states in various stages of the implementation process. In-person interviews (N = 217) were conducted with personnel from 22 juvenile justice agencies, in order to determine how the full suite of OYAS tools was being implemented. Those interviewed represented various types of juvenile justice agencies and staff with various experiences with and views of the OYAS. Youths (N= 6,222) in the selected counties were stratified based on the type of assessment used. Data for the youths selected for the comprehensive assessment sample consisted of official records provided by agencies in each state. Follow-up surveys with youths were also conducted. The results of the analysis generally suggest that matching criminogenic needs to treatment does not consistently occur in the juvenile justice systems studied. The results of this study should help to build processes for improving the quality and use of juvenile risk and need assessments. Extensive figures and tables,150 references, and appended study instruments
Main Term(s): Assessment (juvenile)
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile Delinquent needs assessment methods; Juvenile program needs assessment; Juvenile Risk Factors; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Testing and measurement; Training needs assessment; Treatment offender matching
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