Approximately 25 juvenile justice practitioners, including magistrates, social workers, probation officers, and nurses will be trained in the application and use of risk assessment and mental health screening tools in an effort to improve the treatment and management of at-risk youth within the juvenile justice system.

A four-day “Risk Assessment and Mental Health Screening Workshop”, hosted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Youth Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, is scheduled to take place on June 20 -23, 2017. Supported by the USAID, under phase two of its Juvenile Justice Reform Project, the initiative will equip juvenile justice personnel with practical skills in mental health screening, as well as case planning and report writing.

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