Collaboration in the judgement of young offenders

We developed and tested an assessment tool for young offenders. The aim is to find out young people who are in danger of continuing a criminal life style. Therefore the assessment tool was presented as a psychosocial profile where it could be seen in which parameter (internal, external problems, social contents) problems were present. This information helps the judge to choose the most appropriate intervention. Once this intervention was finished – the person completed once more the assessment. Differences from time one and two gives an idea of changes in the psychosocial profile.