Distinguishing Between Higher and Lower Risk Youth Offenders: Applications for Practice
The article presents information on a study which focused on the systematic assessment of youth offenders in a residential treatment program to distinguish their higher and lower risk for mental health and delinquency-related problems. It provides a review of literature relating to the recognized risk factors associated with teenagers who offend. It also describes the development of a comprehensive risk assessment process that includes self-report and clinical assessment measures. It also discusses the implications for clinical work with offending teenagers.
Coll, Kenneth M.; Stewart, Roger A.; Juhnke, Gerald A.; Thobro, Patti; and Haas, Robin. (2009). "Distinguishing Between Higher and Lower Risk Youth Offenders: Applications for Practice". Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 20(2), 68-80.