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Risk and Needs Assessment (YASI) Sessions

Afternoon Defenders!

North Carolina Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Section will begin using a new risk and needs assessment instrument beginning January 1, 2021. This new tool is called the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI). DJJ is offering virtual Q&A’s on the new tool to assist with the use when it launches.

The virtual YASI sessions will be conducted via WebEx and all judicial officials are invited to attend one of the following virtual sessions:

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Please select a date for the meeting you would like to join via WebEx. Once you have selected your date, please email Crystal Wynn-Lewis at to register for the date you are interested in attending. After you have registered, you will receive a WebEx invitation for the session selected. Please RSVP by Friday, October 30, 2020.

On behalf of Deputy Secretary William Lassiter, please see the attached New Risk and Needs Assessment (YASI) Q &A Sessions memo for your review. Please feel free to forward this to your professional associations to inform them of the upcoming trainings. Thank you.  



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