Assessing risk for violence with juveniles

Friday, January 25 2019, one-day program

ILPPP Office, 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville

Forensic Training Series

This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations the program includes review of legal parameters, impact of online behavior, and student threats in school settings. 

Date: Friday January 25 2019 one-day program

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Lunch on your own.

Location: Offices of ILPPP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA.  ILPPP is at 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville, VA 22904.  Cedars Court is a cul de sac off Barracks Road, near Emmet Street (US 29 Business) and the US 29/250 Bypass.  There is a local bank on both corners at the entrance to Cedars Court.  ILPPP offices are in the 1228-1230 Cedar Court Center, in the 1230 Building, which is the rear building.  ILPPP entrances are at the farthest corner of the 1230 Building.  There is plenty of free parking but please do not park in spots marked 'Visitor' which are for the convenient of patients visiting clinics at the Center.  Please use your favorite mapping tools to find directions from your address.  One mapping resource provides this Mapping to ILPPP

Faculty for this program: Janet Warren DSW, Professor, School of Medicine, ILPPP is lead faculty.  Other expert faculty will be Sara Boyd PhD, Forensic Psychologist with ILPPP, and Dewey Cornell PhD, Professor, Curry School of Education. Brief bios will be provided on the agenda.

Educational objectives:

 At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Identify differences and similarities between risk assessments and threat assessments with juveniles

Identify some legal parameters involved with assessing juvenile violence risk

Discuss an evidence-based model of threat assessment in schools

Define base rates and risk factors for violence in juveniles in services

Discuss forensic aspects of risk assessment with juveniles including uses of structured risk assessment instruments

Identify how understanding online behavior may contribute to assessment of risks with juveniles


The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :

Sara Boyd PhD, Dewey Cornell PhD, Janet Warren DSW 

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as accredited provider(s),  awards  6 hours of participation (consistent with the  designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  or ANCC contact hours) to participants who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost will be $18 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The cost will be $10 per hour ($10 x 6 hours=$60).

For sworn officers and others

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has approved 6.5 total hours Partial In-Service Credit: 1.5  hours Legal and 5 hours Career Development/Elective hours.   Please request the required form with signature. 

There will be no additional cost for these credits.

Continuing education:

For complete information regarding continuing education please email  Thank you. 

How to register for the program:

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password:
After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts a registrant  into the program they will receive a second automated email that confirms registration and includes invoice information and online payment instructions.
Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist participant's planning. Questions about registration may go to 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy


Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80

Others - $195

Cancellation fee - $25.00.

A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).