New Risk Assessment Publication
November 13, 2012
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation
by Gina Vincent, PhD, Laura Guy, PhD, and Tom Grisso, PhD.
Juvenile court decision-makers often must decide whether youth need certain interventions to reduce the risk of harm to others. Is the risk sufficiently great that some sort of protective intervention is necessary? Risk assessment can assist with these decisions. 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.