Violence Risk Scale–Youth Version (VRS-YV)

It is important to assess risk of future violence for adolescents who have been charged with or convicted of criminal offenses, especially when these offenses are of a serious and/or violent nature. However, assessment of violence risk in and of itself is insufficient. Risk reduction and the prevention of future violence should always be viewed as the ultimate goal of violence risk assessment. As such, tools that can bridge the link between violence risk assessment and violence reduction treatment can be beneficial to service delivery providers. The VRS-YV is arguably one such assessment tool. This entry provides an overview of the VRS-YV as well as research on its effectiveness.

Overview of the VRS-YV

The VRS-YV is part of a family of risk assessment and treatment planning tools ...

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