A standardised holistic screening tool for assessing the healthcare needs of young people in the Youth Justice System

PROVIDING SCIENTIST/AUTHOR(s): Dr Charlotte Lennox

The Offender Health Research Network (OHRN) at the University of Manchester have developed the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT).

The CHAT provides a standardised holistic screening and assessment for ALL young people (aged 10-18) throughout the Youth Justice System, aiding early identification of needs, improving continuity of care and reducing duplication during transition periods.

Reference:

Chitsabesan, P, Lennox, C, Williams, H, Tariq, O, Shaw, J (2015). Traumatic Brain Injury in Juvenile Offenders: Findings From the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool Study and the Development of a Specialist Linkworker Service, J Head Trauma Rehabil 30 No. 2, 106–115.