Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
451 Developing Evidence-Based Assessment and Risk Prevention Programming for Justice-Involved Youth*

Despite experiencing high rates of mental health disorders, justice-involved adolescents rarely are able to access evidence-based assessment or evidence-based psychiatric care. In this presentation, we will discuss the components of an evidence-based assessment protocol designed and piloted with incarcerated adolescents involved in Rhode Island's juvenile justice system. We will also provide an overview of our group treatment curricula, focusing specifically on three promising new groups: sex trafficking prevention, healthy relationships, and restorative justice.

Educational Objectives

  • Cite historical reasons behind the need for a standard clinical assessment within a juvenile facility
  • Describe the steps necessary to implement a standard clinical assessment process
  • Review the prevention-oriented groups developed for justice-involved youth in Rhode Island

Level Basic