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Screening for Poly-Victimization in Predicting a Range of Behavioral and Justice-Related Outcomes in Justice-Referred Youths Screened at Intake
Clinical Trial ( IRB ) #: 13-097-2
Title: Screening for Poly-Victimization in Predicting a Range of Behavioral and Justice-Related Outcomes in Justice-Referred Youths Screened at Intake
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julian Ford
Description: The overall purpose of this study is to test the utility of mental health screening procedures used by clinical coordinators in 12 juvenile courts in the State of Connecticut to identify youths with poly-victimization (those who have experienced several types of traumatic victimization) histories at probation intake. The goal is to determine if poly-victimization enhanced screening (PVES) improves the (1) identification, (2) referral to, receipt of, and retention in rehabilitative services, and (3) reduces recidivism of traumatized youths. The study aims are: to conduct a randomized experimental study of the effectiveness of PVES in increasing the identification of traumatized juvenile justice-involved youth and non-crisis rehabilitation services; to test the effectiveness of PVES in reducing subsequent juvenile offenses, justice involvement and justice-related costs; to determine if implementation of the PVES results in consistent replicable outcomes across 12 courts; and to test the utility and determine potential optimal thresholds of poly-victimization for the prediction of recidivism.
Classification:
  Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent
  Rehabilitation
Eligibility Criteria: Check with study contact
How to Contact: Damion Grasso. Telephone: Not Available. Email: Dgrasso@uchc.edu
Enrollment Status/Comments: Enrolling/recruiting. For current recruitment status, please check with study contact.