Evidence-Based Practices Brief #3.
According to the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) framework1,2, juvenile diversion programs that individualize diversion plans will be more effective at reducing recidivism because the juvenile’s risk level and needs are being targeted.3 To follow RNR, programs should assess youth with a validated assessment tool and then match youth to services based on the risks and needs presented by the assessment tool.
Harris, Chelsea W. M.A.; Wylie, Lindsey; and Juvenile Justice Institute, University of Nebraska at Omaha, "Drug Testing in Juvenile Diversion Programs" (2019). Reports. 20.