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Berks County, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment

Published Apr 1, 2008, Dana Shoenberg

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The Berks County Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment Instrument Report documents the results of an eight month test of a draft Juvenile Detention Assessment Instrument in Berks County, Pennsylvania and provides recommendations for modifications and local validation of the technique.  The intent of the work is to advance best practice models for juvenile detention decision-making in the Berks County demonstration site and reduce the local juvenile detention rate.


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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.