The Heterogeneity of Treatment Needs for Justice-Involved Girls
Course Description: This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP). This course, including the continuing education credits, are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members.
Abstract: Current efforts to identify the treatment needs of juveniles typically examine girls as a homogeneous group and recommendations for gender-responsive services tend to generalize needs to all girls. Research on within-girl heterogeneity suggests that this approach is short-sighted as treatment needs vary among justice-involved girls; however, little is known about how treatment needs cluster in this population. Consequently, we used latent class analysis to identify treatment needs within a sample of 1,731 female adolescents charged in juvenile court in Washington State. The analysis identified four classes of need representing High Family Conflict and Trauma (20%), Complex Treatment Needs With Antisocial Peers (30%), Low Adverse Experiences With Substance Abuse Needs (38%), and Mental Health Needs With Strong Social Assets (10%). The findings are consistent with other community-based analyses of female treatment needs and distinct from male-oriented treatment recommendations. Implications for policies regarding appropriate services and service capacity for justice-involved girls are discussed.
Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course. In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge of complex trauma and aggression in adolescents, especially those in secure juvenile justice settings.
Authors: Cusworth Walker, Bishop, Nurius, and Logan-Greene.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding complex trauma and aggression in secure juvenile settings. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify the treatment needs of justice involved girls
- Distinguish the four classes of needs identified in justice involved girls.
- Describe implications for policies regarding appropriate services for justice involved girls.
Citation: Cusworth Walker, S., S. Bishop, A., S. Nurius, P. & Logan- Greene, P. (2016). The Heterogeneity of Treatment Needs for Justice-Involved Girls. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, 2016, Vol. 43, No. 3.
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