Read the Juvenile Offender Case Studies of Colleen M. and Xander L. As you analyze the case studies, ask yourself what special needs issues might arise with these youth based on their histories?
Select at least two of the juvenile risk assessment instruments you discussed and compared in your learning team assignment this week. Download and analyze these instruments.
Compute the risk scores for Colleen M. and Xander L. using both of the risk assessment devices you selected.
Compare the results you obtain for each individual from the two different assessments. Indicate what additional information, if any, you would have liked to have included in the case studies.
Describe what resources are available for juvenile offenders with special needs. Recommend a potential correctional strategy for each individual.
Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with detailed speaker notes, in which you summarize your risk assessment results, comparisons, and recommendations.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.