This self-paced training on Conceptualizing and Applying Developmental Immaturity in Juvenile Competence Evaluations is presented by Ivan Kruh, PhD.
State statutes increasingly recognize developmental immaturity as a basis for youth in juvenile court to be found incompetent. Participants learn key developmental concepts for clarity about relevant developmental issues, with a focus upon cognitive and psychosocial immaturity. The training program addresses how developmental immaturity impacts the interview process with practice interviewing in ways that accommodate various developmental profiles.
The Juvenile Adjudicative Competence Interview (JACI) currently is the only published, structured assessment tool developed specifically for juvenile CST evaluations. This half-day training provides clinicians knowledge and experience for administering and interpreting it. The JACI was developed by NYSAP professionals and is used nationwide. This training can be tailored and delivered live to particular jurisdictions, agencies and audiences. Alternatively, an on-demand version of this training can be accessed at: Developmentally Sensitive Competence Interviewing Using the JACI.