Applying the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Model to Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 40, Issue 3 (September 2015), pp. 277-302

27 Pages Posted: 5 May 2021

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Leah Brogan

Drexel University

Emily Haney-Caron

Independent

Amanda NeMoyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David DeMatteo

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Application of the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) model in adult correctional research and practice is well developed, but remains underway in the juvenile justice system. The RNR model may facilitate a shift from punitive practices in the juvenile justice system toward individualized assessment and treatment of youth fostering rehabilitation and reintegration. This article reviews the history of the RNR model in adult correctional settings, its theoretical application to the juvenile justice system, and available tools and literature utilizing RNR principles in juvenile justice settings. Criticisms of applying the RNR model to the juvenile justice system and future research directions are addressed.

Keywords: juvenile justice, comparative crime/justice, violent behavior,

Suggested Citation

Brogan, Leah and Haney-Caron, Emily and NeMoyer, Amanda and DeMatteo, David, Applying the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Model to Juvenile Justice (2015). Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 40, Issue 3 (September 2015), pp. 277-302, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3595276

Leah Brogan

Drexel University ( email )

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Emily Haney-Caron

Independent ( email )

Amanda NeMoyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David DeMatteo (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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