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The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ) Administration and Scoring Manual

A resource from the University of North Carolina

The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire (JVQ) is a comprehensive questionnaire designed to gather information on a broad range of victimizations. It can enhance the assessment of any child or adolescent by providing a quantified description of all of the major forms of offenses against youth. Either youth or parents can complete the questionnaire. It covers victimizations that are unique to childhood, such as neglect and statutory rape, as well as crimes that can occur to youth as well as to adults, such as assault and theft. The JVQ includes state-of-the-art techniques for assessing very sensitive victimization.