138: Assessing Violence Risk in Juvenile Offenders

Subject(s)
DAY
August 08, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
This intermediate workshop provides information on how courts utilize juvenile risk assessments, how this differs from threat assessment and how this endeavor differs from risk assessments of adults. The workshop presents the latest research, most commonly used models and the incorporation of ideographic data into an assessment. The value and descriptions of risk-assessment instruments for this population will be provided, and evidence-based risk management (intervention) strategies will be discussed, including what can and cannot be said in a courtroom.
Learning Objectives
1. Differentiate risk assessment from threat assessment and provide information about juvenile risk assessment that is helpful to and generally accepted by courts of law in the juvenile arena.
2. Provide juvenile risk assessments that incorporate the latest, well respected, peer reviewed empirical research and appropriately apply the best scientific instruments.
3. Integrate appropriate ideographic data, especially when addressing diverse populations, and justify this approach as essential.
4. Explain and recommend risk-management strategies to the court that have a solid evidence base.
Instructor(s)
Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, Sam Houston State University
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410