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Assessments 101- The Fundamentals

2-Part Podcast with the RFK Community Alliance

Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022

Dr. Gina Vincent, Director of Translational Law & Psychiatry Research, Co-Director Law & Psychiatry at iSPARC recently did a 2-part podcast with the RFK Community Alliance about her work on Juvenile Risk Assessment.

Part one (episode #2 on RFK): Assessments 101 – The Fundamentals 

What is a juvenile risk assessment and a risk-need-responsivity approach? What are the benefits of using them? How can they assist us in decision making? When is the best time to assess a youth? And how can we as youth justice stakeholders, drive successful implementation? To answer these questions, host John Tuell interviews Dr. Gina Vincent about the evidence- and research-based tools and practices that can change system-related trajectories for youth.

Part two (episode #2 Bonus): Assessments 101 – The Fundamentals

Assessments provide valuable information for multiple decision points in the youth justice system. In this bonus episode of Youth Justice Transformation in Action, our Executive Director & host John Tuell and Dr. Gina Vincent discuss critical drivers for successful implementation, including the importance of developing policies and procedures, collaborating with stakeholders and building a strong data infrastructure. Listen to their discussion in this BONUS episode of Youth Justice Transformation in Action!

Click here to listen to the podcast.