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Table 1 Items comprising the Youth Offender Care Needs Assessment Tool (YO-CNAT)

From: The development and validation of the Youth Actuarial Care Needs Assessment Tool for Non-Offenders (Y-ACNAT-NO)

Items Scale
(1) The number of recorded incidents involving domestic disputes at the juvenile’s living address □ 0 incidents
□ 1 or more incidents
(2) The number of recorded incidents involving child abuse at the juvenile’s living address □ 0 incidents
□ 1 or more incidents
(3) The number of recorded incidents involving sexual offensive behavior at the juvenile’s living address □ 0 incidents
□ 1 or more incidents
(4) The number of recorded incidents involving domestic violence at the juvenile’s living address □ 0 incidents
□ 1 or more incidents
(5) The age of the juvenile when he/she was involved in a recorded incident for the first time (having any role) □ 11 years or younger
□ 12 or 13 years
□ 14 or 15 years
□ 16 years or older
(6) The number of recorded incidents in which a co-occupant at the juvenile’s living address was involved in the role of a suspect Number of incidentsa
(7) The number of recorded incidents in which the juvenile was involved (having any role) Number of incidentsa
  1. The YO-CNAT is an initial screening instrument that is developed for estimating the risk for future care needs (i.e., the probability of future problematic child-rearing situations) of juvenile offenders [4]. This instrument can only be used by the Dutch police since it was designed for implementation in the Dutch police system.
  2. aDifferent categorizations of these two variables are used in calculating the risk for future care needs and are not presented here. See [4] for more information on the categories.