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Risk and Mental Health Screening and Assessment of Youth Project

Goals and Objectives

The demonstration program involved training juvenile probation officers at three sites in two states (Connecticut and Mississippi) to use two risk and needs assessment instruments-the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) and the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2)-in conjunction with risk-need-responsivity principles and a decision-making model for case planning. The sites used a standardized implementation process to select tools, develop policies, categorize available services and interventions, and develop or modify existing case plans.

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Date Created: April 3, 2020