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Ari Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc (GOBHI) and the Director of Operations which is the department that OCBHJI is under discusses:
- Ari’s position as the first juvenile justice researcher in Oregon and the significant role she played in determining the recidivism rate for juvenile offenders, as well as development of a risk assessment tool to help determine placement within the system;
- How the juvenile system is different from the adult system and how a majority of youth in the system receive treatment in the community instead of within an institution;
- The importance of preventing juveniles from further penetration into the criminal justice system by encouraging treatment engagement while supporting public safety; and
- We also discuss the risk factors for juvenile criminal behavior, how that informs treatments, and some of the factors that must be addressed to help a youth engage in treatment.
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