Screening and assessing mental health and substance use disorders among youth in the juvenile justice system: A resource guide for practitioners


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Grisso, T., Underwood, L. A.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Programs (OJJDP)

Presents information on instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health- and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process. The Guide includes profiles of more than 50 instruments, guidelines for selecting instruments, and best practice recommendations for diverse settings and situations. It is intended as a basic tool for juvenile justice professionals working toward the goal of early, accurate identification of youth with mental disorders. Once identified, these youth can receive the services required to improve their lives, reduce recidivism, and promote community safety. Available online only.(Description from the OJJDP Web site)