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JUVENILE-COURT-TESTS

Introduction

Four juvenile court tests are presented. Each, of these tests, is listed by name and that test's name is a link that takes you directly to that test's discussion in this website.

ACDI-Corrections Version II

Domestic Violence Inventory-Juvenile

Juvenile Pre-Disposition Evaluation

Sexual Adjustment Inventory-Juvenile

Each, of these four tests, is designed for a specific juvenile population. Each, of these tests, has a Truthfulness Scale that determines the juvenile’s truthfulness, while being tested. This scale identifies denial, problem minimization and attempts to “fake good.” Each, of these tests, also has an Alcohol Scale and a Drug Scale to identify substance (alcohol and other drug) use and the severity of abuse. Each test also contains other scales (measures) that fill out the juvenile’s assessment profile. These additional measures, or scales, are directly related to the test's assessment purpose.

Each test scale measures (when present) the severity of use and abuse. For example, the Alcohol Scale measures alcohol use, and when present, the severity of abuse; whereas, the Drug Scale measures non-prescription drug use and, when present, the severity of abuse. With regard to each tests scales, measuring the severity of use, or abuse, enables evaluators to match problem severity with treatment intensity. And, we now know that matching treatment intensity, with problem severity, facilitates treatment effectiveness.

Juvenile Court Tests Alphabetically Listed

ACDI-Corrections Version II (ACDI-CV II): Applications: Juvenile courts, juvenile drug courts, juvenile probation departments, substance abuse screening, troubled youth screening. Version II has seven (7) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Violence Scale, 3. Adjustment Scale, 4. Distress Scale, 5. Alcohol Scale, 6. Drug Scale, and 7. Stress Coping or Stress Management Scale. The ACDI-Corrections Version II has 140 items and takes 25 minutes to complete. www.acdi-corrections-versionII.com.

Domestic Violence Inventory-Juvenile (DVI-Juvenile): The DVI-Juvenile is used to evaluate juveniles who are accused, or convicted, of domestic violence. It has 149 items and takes 30 minutes to complete. The DVI-Juvenile has six (6) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Violence Scale, 3. Control Scale, 4. Alcohol Scale, 5. Drug Scale, and 6. Stress Coping Abilities Scale. The DVI-Juvenile is used in juvenile courts, probation departments, community corrections, clinics, counseling agencies, and treatment programs. Early detection, of domestic violence perpetrators, facilitates treatment effectiveness. (www.domestic-violence-tests.com).

Juvenile Pre-Disposition Evaluation (JPE): The Juvenile Pre-Disposition Evaluation (JPE) is designed specifically for juvenile (male and female) pre-disposition evaluation. The JPE is much more than just another alcohol or drug test. It measures many important factors that, when combined, form an informative juvenile profile. The Juvenile Pre-Disposition Evaluation (JPE) consists of 159 items and takes 30 to 35 minutes to complete. The JPE has nine (9) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, 3. Drug Scale, 4. Resistance Scale, 5. Self-Esteem Scale, 6. Distress Scale, 7. Suicide Scale, 8. Violence Scale, and 9. Stress Coping Abilities. This type of information (juvenile profile) helps when deciding upon probation alternative to incarceration and treatment. The JPE enables problem severity to be matched with treatment intensity. www.riskandneeds.com or www.online-testing.com.

Sexual Adjustment Inventory-Juvenile (SAI-Juvenile): The SAI-Juvenile is used when evaluating troubled youth accused, or convicted, of a sexual offense. The Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI) was modified for juvenile use. The SAI - Juvenile consists of 230 items and takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete. It has thirteen (13) scales (measures): 1. Sex Item Truthfulness Scale, 2. Test Item Truthfulness Scale, 3. Child Molest (Pedophile) Scale, 4. Sexual Assault (Rape) Scale, 5. Incest Classification, 6. Exhibitionism Scale, 7. Sexual Adjustment Scale, 8. Violence Scale, 9. Antisocial Scale, 10. Distress Scale, 11. Alcohol Scale, 12. Drug Scale, and 13. Impulsiveness Scale. On the SAI - Juvenile webpage, in www.sex-offender-tests.com, an example report is presented and scale interpretation is discussed. Each, of the juvenile court tests listed above, is designed for a specific client, defendant, offender, or treatment group. Each, of these tests, is evidence-based, with impressive reliability, validity, and accuracy.


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