Youth Risk/Need Assessment: An Overview of Issues and Practices

Appendix Two: Risk/Need Assessment Tools Deployed in Canadian Provinces and Territories

The following Table captures some of the information contained in the descriptions of jurisdictional practices that follow. This list of tools does not include the tools psychologists or psychiatrists may use to conduct independent assessments requested in individual cases.

Province or Territory Tools Used
Alberta Community corrections uses professional discretion guided by policy
No tools used in probation
Secure-custody facilities use:
  • Intake assessment and admission record
  • Intake case management form
British Columbia Youth Community Risk/Needs Assessment
Youth Needs Assessment/Youth Case Plan
Youth Risk Assessment - Youth Classification
Manitoba Offender Risk Assessment Management System (ORAMS)
New Brunswick Youthful Offender - Level of Service Inventory
Competency Base Assessment
Family Assessment Tool
Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI)
Northwest Territories ORAMS
Nova Scotia YLS/CMI
Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inventory
Drug Abuse Screening Test
Criminal Sentiments Scale
Pride in Delinquency Scale Leisure Assessment Tool
Nunavut ORAMS
Ontario Phase 1: Risk/Need Assessment - Case Management Revie
Phase 2: Level of Service Inventory - Ontario Revised (LSI-OR), Youth Management Assessment, and YLS/CMI Screening Version police pilot project
Prince Edward Island YLS/CMI
Quebec Not available
Saskatchewan Specialized provincial tools under development (Level of Service Inventory- Saskatchewan [modification of LSI-OR] and Strength Assessment Tool)
Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth
Crime Cycle Package
Security Risk Questionnaire

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