Juvenile probation assessments/tests are listed by name, in an annotated, descriptive, paragraph style. Each assessment/test is briefly described, and its website is cited as an additional information source. These websites contain test-specific information, like descriptions of test-unique features, cost, an example report, research, and more. Test names are usually descriptive of the test's purpose and the clients being served. The test names are also a link to that test's website.

Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inventory (ACDI): The Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inventory (ACDI) is a short (105 questions, 15 minutes) yet comprehensive, self-report test. The ACDI assesses substance abuse (alcohol and other drugs) use and abuse. It also assesses the juvenile’s overall adjustment, while providing the necessary tools for developing a case plan. The ACDI contains five (5) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Adjustment Scale, 3. Distress Scale, 4. Alcohol Scale, and 5. Drug Scale. Specific, attained, scale score-related intervention (e.g., classes), counseling (e.g., group) and treatment (e.g., substance abuse) recommendations are made in ACDI reports. Example ACDI reports are presented on Behavior Data Systems, Ltd. website www.adolescent-chemical-dependency-inventory.com or www.online-testing.com.

Juvenile Pre-Post: The Juvenile Pre-Post assesses juvenile counseling and/or treatment effectiveness, or change. The Juvenile Pre-Post helps answer the questions: “Was counseling or treatment effective?”, "Did the juvenile positively change?" The Juvenile Pre-Post is administered twice: once, before counseling or treatment (pre-test) and, again, after treatment or counseling is completed (post-test). Upon post-test, a “Comparison Report” is computer generated. Juvenile counseling and treatment referrals are made by judges, probation officers, mental health professionals and others. Upon treatment completion, most referral sources ask the same question: “Was treatment effective?” The Juvenile Pre-Post helps answer that question.

There are eight (8) Juvenile Pre-Post scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Anxiety Scale, 3. Depression Scale, 4. Distress Scale, 5. Self-Esteem Scale, 6. Alcohol Scale, 7. Drug Scale, and 8. Stress Management Scale. Review Juvenile Pre-Post descriptive Information, cost, an example report, research, etc., at www.juvenile-pre-post.com.

Juvenile Substance Abuse Profile (JSAP): The Juvenile Substance Abuse Profile (JSAP) is a concise, juvenile (male and female) substance (alcohol and other drugs) use and abuse, screening test. It consists of 116 questions and takes 20 minutes to complete. The JSAP has five (5) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, 3. Drug Scale, 4. Aggressiveness Scale, and 5. Stress Coping Abilities (stress management) Scale. The JSAP is a short, yet comprehensive, troubled youth, screening test. The JSAP is appropriate for juvenile courts, school systems, troubled youth, screening programs, and, as needed, by mental health professionals. For more information, (description, unique features, cost example report, research, etc.) visit www.juvenile-substance-abuse-profile.com or www.online-testing.com.

Sexual Adjustment Inventory - Juvenile (SAI-Juvenile): Juvenile sex offenders are adolescents with the highest risk of recidivism. They, also, have the highest risk of transitioning into adulthood. These statistics underscore the need for a good, (reliable, valid, and accurate) juvenile sex offender assessment instrument, or test. The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) reported (2012) that approximately, one fifth of all rapes and one-half, of all child molestation cases are committed by juveniles. The SAI-Juvenile was developed to assess troubled youth accused, or convicted of sexual offenses.

The SAI-Juvenile consists of 230 questions and takes 45 minutes, to an hour to complete. It has thirteen scales (measures): 1. Sex Item Truthfulness, 2. Test Item Truthfulness, 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. Additional information (unique features, example report, cost, research, etc.) is available at www.sex-offender-tests.com or on www.online-testing.com. NOTE: The two Truthfulness Scales are discussed on the "Truthfulness Scales" link, at the top of this webpage.

Shoplifting Inventory (SI): The Shoplifting Inventory (SI) assesses shoplifter motivation, attitude, and need. Research shows that many juvenile shoplifters become adult shoplifters. Thus, it is very important that the juvenile justice system accurately, assesses and identifies shoplifters, so they can be helped. To do this, the Shoplifting Inventory (SI) assesses shoplifter motivation, attitude, and need.

The Shoplifting Inventory (SI) has seven (7) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Shoplifting Scale, 3. Impulsiveness Scale, 4. Peer Pressure Scale, 5. Self-Esteem Scale, 6. Alcohol Scale, and 7. Drug Scale. These seven (7) Shoplifting Inventory (SI) scales explore areas of inquiry considered necessary, for adequately, understanding shoplifters. For more information, (discussion of unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) visit www.shoplifting-inventory.com

Treatment Intervention Inventory - Juvenile (TII-Juvenile): The TII-Juvenile is used to assess troubled youth in schools, youth program screening, chemical dependency programs, EAP and HMO assessment, adolescent counseling and treatment program screening, mental health program groups, etc. The TII-Juvenile is a comprehensive, (multiple scaled) intake or screening assessment, or test. It has 143 items (questions) and takes 25 minutes to complete. From data (answers) input, scored and printed reports are available, within 2½ minutes.

The TII-Juvenile has nine (9) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Self-Esteem Scale, 3. Family Issues, 4. Depression Scale, 5. Anxiety Scale, 6. Distress Scale, 7. Alcohol Scale, 8. Drug Scale, and 9. Stress Coping Abilities (stress management) Scale. In 30 minutes, the TII-Juvenile gathers a vast amount of important, juvenile information. The TII-Juvenile scale scores measure the severity of problems, which enables assessors (evaluators) to match problem severity with counseling/treatment intensity. More TII-Juvenile information (unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) is available at www.tii-juvenile.com or www.online-testing.com.

This completes Behavior Data Systems, Ltd. (BDS) and its subsidiaries, Risk & Needs Assessment, Inc. (Risk & Needs) and Professional Online Testing Solutions, Inc. (Online Testing) list of available, juvenile probation assessment instruments, or tests. BDS is committed to continue its ongoing, test-related research and is always interested in partnering with probation departments, assessment agencies, and juvenile treatment facilities that would like to participate in assessment research. Participants would obtain free tests for participating. Interested parties should contact BDS at 1 (800) 231-2401, or email us at info@bdsltd.com. BDS’s offices are 7:30 to 4:30 Mountain Standard Time.

If you have questions, or would like more information, contact us at 1 (800) 231-2401 or info@bdsltd.com.

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