Juvenile Justice & Assessment/Ongoing Projects
Title: Implementing a Failure to Appear Tool in MA Juvenile Probation
Dates: 5/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
Funder: Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
PI: Gina Vincent, Ph.D.
Description: The objective of this project is to cross-validate and implement an empirically-developed tool which informs the determination that a youth is more or less likely to appear for their court ordered appearance dates. This is a risk assessment for failure to appear tool. Once the tool is cross-validated it will be implemented statewide in Massachusetts probation offices.