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Advances in Trauma Screening and Implications for Case Planning and Legal Decision-making

Keith Cruise, Ph.D.- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University

Presented: August 25, 2016

ABSTRACT: Universal screening and comprehensive assessments of justice-involved youth are considered an essential element of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system. This presentation will address recent research-based advancements in trauma screening procedures and discuss implications for case planning and legal decision-making.  The presentation will address recommendations for trauma screening practices, highlight results from multiple studies addressing the utility of different trauma screening tools, and explore how information about trauma is impacting case planning decisions by juvenile probation officers.  The presentation will conclude with case examples of how information about trauma impacted different legal decisions to illustrate the pros and cons of presenting this information to the court.

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