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Juvenile Referrals in Texas

Title: Juvenile Referrals in Texas: An Assessment of Criminogenic Needs and the Gap Between Needs and Services.
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Name(s): Kelly, William R., author
Macy, Tammy, author
Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2005-12-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Researchers emphasize the importance of risk and criminogenic needs in developing intervention strategies for juvenile offenders. Yet, few jurisdictions collect information about the risk/needs profile of known youthful offenders or whether their needs are being addressed. This study estimated the prevalence of mental health, substance abuse, educational, and family-related needs for youths referred to seven juvenile probation departments in Texas, which represent 21% of referrals statewide. Analyses indicate that the most prevalent needs are problems associated with parental supervision, school behavior, school attendance, parental/family problems, disposition/self-image, and substance abuse. Additional analyses suggest that substantial gaps exist between the number of juveniles needing and receiving programs and services. It is concluded that such information is absolutely essential if policy makers are to formulate appropriate and adequate intervention strategies for court-involved youth.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1548354089_92b55dab (IID), 10.1177/0032885505281530 (DOI)
Keywords: juvenile, justice, mental health, screening, assessment, referrals
Publication Note: The version of record can be found at https://www.doi.org/10.1177/0032885505281530
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1548354089_92b55dab
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: The Prison Journal.
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 85

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Kelly, W. R., Macy, T., & Mears, D. P. (2005). Juvenile Referrals in Texas: An Assessment of Criminogenic Needs and the Gap Between Needs and Services. The Prison Journal. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1548354089_92b55dab