The National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP) is a technical assistance and research group, dedicated to helping juvenile justice programs identify youths’ needs for behavioral health intervention and risk management.
Nationwide and global support for users of the MAYSI-2 for mental health, substance use, and trauma screening in juvenile justice programs;
Assisting juvenile justice programs to select and successfully implement risk / needs and mental health screening and assessment tools;
Development of risk/needs assessment strategies, offering ways to meet youths’ needs related to their delinquencies, reduce recidivism and increase public safety;
Strategies and data analysis for quality assurance related to use of screening and assessment tools;
Helping states reform their laws, practices and forensic evaluations regarding juveniles’ competence to stand trial; and
Translational research that studies delinquent youths’ mental health and risk for re-offending, then promotes and evaluates the most effective use of tools in everyday juvenile justice practice to assess and change them.
Contact us to inquire about assistance from NYSAP on MAYSI-2, MAYSIWARE, and other youth mental health, risk and needs screening and assessment questions in juvenile justice programs.