Evaluation of the AIM framework for the assessment of adolescents who display sexually harmful behaviour

The Assessment, Intervention and Moving on project (AIM) provides a framework for the initial assessment of young people with sexually harmful behaviours in Greater Manchester to assist professionals to open a dialogue between partner assessors, young people and their families/carers, and to create consistency of assessments across agencies. AIM uses an assessment model to look at offence-specific factors, developmental factors, family/carer and environment/ community dynamics.

The purpose of this evaluation is to: to assess the use and effectiveness of the multi-agency approach promoted through the AIM framework; to assess the usefulness of the AIM model as a screening tool to assist practitioners; to evaluate the level of accuracy of the strength and concern continuums and the outcome matrix; to identify how the 10-step framework is used in practice and how it impacts on professionals; and look at how the AIM assessment impacts on young people and their families/carers.

Publisher: 
Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
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