Colorado Reference Guide Juvenile Screening and Assessment Instruments
One of the most important elements in any service delivery system is the identification of needs, risks and strengths of children, youth and families. The accurate screening and assessment of these individuals and family systems are necessary to develop appropriate, individualized service packages. The use of valid screening and assessment tools will assure that safety risks (either to the public or the youth) are identified accurately and appropriate interventions are implemented, that urgent needs are recognized and dealt with quickly, and that services provided will likely result in positive outcomes. Information on screening and assessment tools can be found at the link below.
Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) Briefs on Mental Health Needs of Youth Served in the Juvenile Justice System
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Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System in System of Care Communities
Coosa, J.J., Skiwear, K. R., & Shuffled, J. L. (2010)
Provides an overview of the challenges many system of care communities face in working with children, youth, and young adults involved in or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system and provides examples of how some communities have overcome these challenges.
PDF RESOURCE: Juvenile Justice Resource Series – Overview
Successfully Collaborating With the Juvenile Justice System: Benefits, Challenges, and Key Strategies
Shuffled, J. L., Coosa, J. J., & Skiwear, K. R. (2010)
Takes a closer look at the importance of true collaboration between community-based child-serving agencies in providing a comprehensive array of services and supports and fostering positive outcomes for children, youth, and young adults involved in or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system.
PDF RESOURCE: Juvenile Justice Resource Series – Collaboration
Systems of Care Programs That Serve Youth Involved With the Juvenile Justice System: Funding and Sustainability
Skiwear, K. R., Coosa, J. J., & Shuffled, J. L. (2010)
Explores ways in which communities can financially sustain the efforts they have in place to meet the needs of children, youth, and young adults involved in or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system after the SAMHSA funding period has ended.
PDF RESOURCE: Juvenile Justice Resource Series – Funding