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Research and Publications by Faculty and affiliates of the Center of Excellence relevant to Specialty Courts.

April 20, 2015

This paper was written specifically for judges and court personnel to describe the benefits and costs of using risk assessment to aid disposition decisions and case planning

Juvenile Specialty Court
August 30, 2014

This describes results of a study of probation officers from six departments regarding the use of structured professional judgment versus actuarial risk assessment.

Juvenile Specialty Court
December 01, 2012

A growing number of juvenile justice experts are suggesting that an effective approach to reducing recidivism is to evaluate a youth’s risk of reoffending, then match services to his or her specific risk factors.

Juvenile Specialty Court
November 06, 2012

The primary purpose of this guide is to provide a structure for jurisdictions, juvenile probation or centralized statewide agencies striving to implement risk assessment or to improve their current risk assessment practices.

Juvenile Specialty Court
November 01, 2012

The paper provides the results of a study of juvenile probation officers from six departments regarding the benefits, barriers, and use of risk assessment in their case management following a standardized implementation of risk assessment tools.

Juvenile Specialty Court
October 10, 2012

This study using the SAVRY indicated that dynamic risk factors are critical to include in the risk assessment of youth, and that risk assessment maintains sound predictive validity across developmental periods.

Juvenile Specialty Court
July 29, 2012

This paper reports the results of a multi-site, quasi-experimental study of the impact of a comprehensive implementation of risk assessment in juvenile probation for dispositional planning on youth processing.

Juvenile Specialty Court
January 01, 2012

Each year, more than 2 million children, youth, and young adults formally come into contact with the juvenile justice system, while millions more are at risk of involvement with the system for myriad reasons (Puzzanchera, 2009; Puzzanchera & Kang, 2010). Of

Juvenile Specialty Court
December 01, 2011

A growing number of juvenile justice experts are suggesting a new, potentially more effective approach to reducing recidivism: first identify a youth’s risk of re-offending; then match services to his or her specific risk factors and responsiveness to specific types of interventions.

Juvenile Specialty Court
April 27, 2011

This study determined that juvenile probation officers can be trained to conduct a structured professional judgment risk assessment tool (SAVRY) with good to excellent reliability

Juvenile Specialty Court

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