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The increased use of risk assessments given to children accused of committing
a sexual offense by schools, the Department of Children and Family, and other
child-serving organizations has caused a tension between and among those
representing the child to be assessed who strive to protect the child from
future collateral consequences and the child serving agencies who need to ensure
the safety of the other children they serve. The program will
begin with an introduction from Barbara Quinones, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist
about what risk assessments in this context can predict, the information the
assessor needs to make the determination, certain tools that are used and how
they are administered, and data and research around using risk assessments to
predict future behaviors.
If you are a lawyer who represents children or child-serving agencies, attend
this program and you will learn:• How and when they use these
assessments and their success or failure in doing so;• Objections to
the use of the instruments;• The potential danger to the child assessed
that the use of these instruments pose; and• Tips on how lawyers can
protect their clients.
Finally, there will be a discussion on how might be able to come to some sort
of common ground.
Juvenile and Child Welfare Section
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