Risk Assessments for Youth
This webinar was presented by Dr. Jennifer Pealer on behalf of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) on December 8, 2023. In her presentation, Dr. Pealer discussed the research on risk assessments in the criminal justice/corrections field of social science research and its application in the youth court system. Dr. Pealer provided a background on multiple generations of risk assessment instruments (RAIs) and what methods were relied upon in previous generations versus today. She covered the literature, the use of algorithms, and the advantages and disadvantages of today's methods.
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