NCCD Compares Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments: A Summary of the OJJDP-Funded Study

When juvenile justice practitioners and researchers began raising concerns about some of the actuarial risk assessments used to classify juvenile offenders by their likelihood of future delinquency, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded NCCD to conduct a study of several of these assessments. A full report—comparing the predictive validity, reliability, equity, and costs of eight assessments—has been published here.