Examining Implementation Of Risk Assessment In Case Management For Youth In The Justice System
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: Research on implementation of a case management plan informed by valid risk assessment in justice services is important in contributing to evidence-based practice but has been neglected in youth justice. We examined the connections between risk assessment, treatment, and recidivism by focusing on the individual criminogenic needs domain level. Controlling for static risk, dynamic criminogenic needs significantly predicted reoffense. Meeting individual needs in treatment was associated with decreased offending. However, there is “slippage” in the system that reduces practitioners’ ability to effectively address needs. Even in domains where interventions are available, many youths are not receiving services matched to their needs. Implications and limitations of findings 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 trauma and youth.
Authors: Peterson-Badali, Skilling, and Haqanee
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding risk assessment in case management for youth in the justice system. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify the connection between assessment, treatment, and recidivism in youth.
- Distinguish interventions that are associated with decreased offending in youth.
- Describe elements that reduce a practitioners ability to effectively address needs.
Citation: Peterson-Badali, M., Skilling, T. and Haqanee, Z. (2015). Examining Implementation Of Risk Assessment In Case Management For Youth In The Justice System. Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 42 No 3. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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