Risk Assessment

cpss415_v2_client_jennifer_scott_background.docx

CPSS/415 v2
Client Jennifer Scott Background
CPSS/415 v2
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Information Categories

Client Information

Name

Jennifer Scott

Age:

15

Grade Level:

8th

Diagnosis:

ADHD
Substance Abuse Disorder (Marijuana)
Conduct Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Background

Jennifer Scott is a 15-year-old bi-racial female, that identifies as lesbian. Jennifer resides with her maternal grandmother in a rural community with limited services. Her biological father is deceased and the whereabouts of the mother is unknown. Jennifer has 4 siblings, two older and two younger. The minor siblings are in the custody of child services and reside with various relatives. Jennifer’s legal guardian is elderly and has traditional southern Baptist beliefs. Jennifer has resided with her grandmother since the age of 3. Due to Jennifer’s runaway history, she has not consistently attended school in the last three years.

Presenting juvenile case

Jennifer currently appears before the juvenile court for Runaway and Felony Auto Theft charges. Jennifer’s whereabouts were unknown for approximately three months; when she was arrested with two known gang members on an Auto Theft Charges.

Prior juvenile history

Runaway (five times)-first runaway at 11 years old.
· Not adjudicated
Shoplifting-12 years old
· Misdemeanor adjudicated
Theft by Taking-14 years old
· Felony adjudicated
Truancy-12-15 years old
· Not adjudicated

Substance Abuse

Marijuana: started at 11 years old

Gang Affiliation

Associate of criminal street gang members
Older brother is gang affiliated

Medical

Medicine for ADHD: currently not taking due to runaway status

Current Placement

Local Detention Center

Prior Placement

Local Detention Center (2 times)
Group Home (6 months)
Outpatient substance treatment-did not complete

Trauma History

Parental Abandonment
Parental Loss
Sexually Abused by relative at 5 years old (reported but no official services for the abuse received as of this date)

Additional other facts

Jennifer has a history of having relationships and living with other older females. These relationships have caused ongoing strain between herself and her grandmother. At times, her grandmother has not wanted her back in the home. She has a strained relationship with all her siblings, and her older brother has a history of criminal and gang activity.

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cpss415_v2_pdra_risk_assessment_worksheet1.docx

CPSS/415 v2
PDRA Risk Assessment Worksheet
CPSS/415 v2
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PDRA RISK ASSESSMENT FOR ADJUDICATED YOUTH JUVENILE JUSTICE
Juvenile Name:
DOB:
Race/Sex:
Case Worker Name:
PDRA Date:
1. Age at First Juvenile Adjudication (including current)

SCORE

16 or older

-1

14 or 15

0

13 or younger

2

2. Total Number of Juvenile Adjudications
(count separate Adjudications dates, including current; enter actual number)

SCORE

One

-1

Two or Three

0

Four or more

2

Total Number

3. Total Prior Adjudications for Violent/Assaultive Offenses
(count separate adjudication dates, NOT including current; enter actual number)

SCORE

None

0

One or more

1

Total Number

4. Most Serious Current Offense is Property-Related

SCORE

No

0

Yes

1

5. Number of Prior Out-of-Home Placements
(RYDC, YDC, residential [do not include DFCS placement]); enter actual number)

SCORE

None

0

One or more

1

Total Number

6. School Discipline/Attendance During the Prior 12 Months

SCORE

Enrolled, attending regularly, no out-of-school suspensions; or, graduated or GED; or 16 or older, not in school and employed

-1

Some truancy; suspended out of school 1–2 times; considered somewhat disruptive

1

Major truancy or dropped out; suspended out of school 3+ times; considered seriously disruptive

2

7. Substance Abuse

SCORE

No problem or experimentation only

0

Use sometimes interferes with functioning

1

Use frequently interferes with functioning; chronic abuse; dependency

2

8. Peer Relationships

SCORE

Friends provide positive influence

-1

Some delinquent friends with negative influence

0

Most friends are delinquent; strong negative influence; or youth is a gang member

2

9. Parental/Caregiver Supervision

SCORE

Parental/caregiver supervision and discipline usually effective; youth usually obeys rules; minor conflict

0

Parental/caregiver supervision often ineffective or inconsistent; frequent parent-child conflict

1

Little or no parental/caregiver supervision/discipline; or constant conflict; youth usually disobeys

2

10. Youth Participation in Pro-Social Activities

SCORE

Youth participates in at least one sport/athletic, church, hobby/creative, or school activity.

0

Youth does not participate in any of the above pro-social activities.

1

Total Score:
Scored Risk Level:
Low Risk: -4 to 1
Medium Risk: 2 to 5
High Risk: 6+
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