Juvenile Justice Case Management Services (JJCM) 3: Engagement and Assessment
The organization contacts youth promptly, and conducts assessments that identify risks, needs, and strengths.
It is likely that youth will have been assessed elsewhere before arriving at an organization providing JJCM. However, the organization should still take steps to further evaluate them. At minimum, the organization should review the results of previous assessments to ensure they meet COA’s standards, and conduct additional assessments if those done previously are insufficient.
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Juvenile Justice Case Management Services coordinate the services and supervision that can help youth address problems and develop the attitudes and skills needed to make responsible choices, avoid negative behaviors, and become productive, connected, and law-abiding members of their communities.
When youth are in need of further evaluation by another professional, the organization promptly provides or makes arrangements for specialized assessments.
The organization collaborates with relevant parties, including the court and the public agency responsible for juvenile justice, to encourage placement of youth into programs that address their risks and needs in the least restrictive environment necessary.
Although an individual organization without statutory authority does not control referral and placement decisions, organizations should take steps to encourage the court and public agency to make appropriate placement decisions, to the extent possible. This will likely occur on a macro-level and address placements and referrals generally, but may also occur in relation to individual cases.