Mental Health Screening within Juvenile Justice: The Next Frontier
Published Nov 15, 2007, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Discusses issues surrounding the mental health screening of juvenile offenders such as screening procedures, policies and implementation. Chapters of this report are: "Introduction" by Kathleen R. Skowyra and Joseph J. Cocozza; "Procedures and Policies: Good Practice and Appropriate Uses of Screening Results" by Valerie Williams; and "Implementing mental Health Screening" by Thomas Grisso — ten steps. Appendixes include: resources for identifying and reviewing mental health screening tools; Pennsylvania guidelines for introducing the MAYSI-2 (Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Second Version) to youth; and Texas MAYSI-2 Protocol.