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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
(NCJ 226531) April 2010
OJJDP Girls Study Group Series, Report, 12 page(s)
Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. Practitioners can use risk-assessment instruments to identify youth who may recidivate and determine whether youth should be placed in treatment programs or provided other services. This OJJDP Bulletin, part of the Girls Study Group Series, presents recommendations for how practitioners can choose an instrument that is validated, appropriate, and cost-effective.