Question 1: Race and risk assessment
What are two of the major race-related issues that need to be considered when a Juvenile Justice case manager considers a young Aboriginal person s risk of re-offending? Examine the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLSI/CMI) and identify at least two ways that the risk identification criteria that it uses may systematically disadvantage Aboriginal young people by contributing to high predictions about the probability of re-offending?
Question 2: Reducing the risk of offending
Using current research evidence, identify and rank at least three of the top risks that are linked to a young person s re-offending. Considering the juvenile justice system and its current trends, which current intervention do you think is most effective at reducing the risks of re-offending by young people?