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Dr. Gina Vincent on How to Make the Most of Your Screening and Assessment Instruments

Upcoming "Tune-in Tuesday" Webinar hosted by NCJFCJ (National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges)

Date Posted: Friday, March 11, 2022

UMass Chan Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of Law & Psychiatry at iSPARC, Dr. Gina Vincent, will be the featured speaker at the NCJFCJ "Tune-In Tuesday" webinar on March 22nd. Dr. Vincent has received funding from NIDA, NIMH, and the MacArthur Foundation for studies relevant to risk assessment for re-offending/violence, mental health screening, and addiction among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She has a NIDA K01 Young Investigator’s Award to study the underlying functionalities of cocaine addiction among youth with callous-unemotional conduct disorder. She is also the Co-Director of the National Youth Screening &; Assessment Project (NYSAP; Director: Thomas Grisso), one of the national technical assistance centers for the MacArthur Models for Change Initiative – a national effort towards juvenile justice reform.

Dr. Vincent has specialized interests in both juvenile justice and adult offender populations, particularly concerning implementation and policy research, violence and re-offending risk assessment, psychopathic personality disorder, and test construction. Her main goals pertaining to the fair and accurate use of risk assessment procedures in juvenile justice and the neuropsychological relation between psychopathic traits and addiction. 

NCJFCJ "Tune-In Tuesday" Webinar: How to Make the Most of Your Screening and Assessment Instruments

Tuesday, March 22
Time: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. PST

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Description: For years, juvenile drug treatment courts have been using screening and assessment information in their admission criteria. However, this information can be useful in many other ways as well. Probation officers can use screening and assessment information to do targeted case planning and management. Teams can use re-assessment information to better understand what interventions are working for the program youth. This session will explore how teams can better understand screening and assessment information and use it to improve their juvenile drug treatment courts.

As a result of this webinar JDTC professionals will be able to:

  • Discuss common questions about screening and assessment.
  • Describe the different ways screening and assessment information can be used in the JDTCs.
  • Understand and identify strategies teams can use to make the most of their screening and assessment information.