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Alameda County Placement Risk Assessment
Validation, Executive Summary
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
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ALAMEDA COUNTY PLACEMENT RISK
The Alameda County Probation Department was awarded a grant from the National
Institute of Justice in 1998 to develop a risk assessment for probation placement cases. The
project was a follow-up to a process that began in 1996 when the Department contracted with the
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) to construct a five-year plan to improve the
effectiveness and efficiency of their Juvenile Services Division. NCCD was instrumental in
developing the planning approach for graduated sanctions for the Office of Juvenile Justice and
’ Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile
Oflenden. In August of 1996, the Department adopted this strategy as its official governing
policy for all system design and policy decisions. Part of this plan was to develop a risk
assessment instrument for placement o