Validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2 (MAYSI-2) scales in juvenile justice settings.

  title={Validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2 (MAYSI-2) scales in juvenile justice settings.},
  author={Robert P. Archer and Elise C Simonds-Bisbee and David R. Spiegel and Richard W Handel and David E. Elkins},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={92 4},
High prevalence rates of psychological problems among juvenile offenders underscore the need for effective mental health screening tools in the juvenile justice system. In this study, we evaluated the validity of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2 (MAYSI-2) developed by Grisso and Barnum (2001) to identify mental health needs of adolescents in various juvenile justice settings. The sample was 1,192 adolescents (1,082 boys and 110 girls) admitted into Virginia juvenile correction… CONTINUE READING

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