Off-campus Pacific University users: To download campus access theses and dissertations, please log into our proxy server with your PUNet ID and password.

Non-Pacific University users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis or dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Theses or dissertations that have a specific embargo period indicated below will not be available to anyone until the date indicated.

Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Genevieve Arnaut, PsyD, PhD


The present study added dynamic factors to the Oregon Youth Authority’s (OYA) current risk assessment tools for youth offenders (the OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment [ORRA] and the OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment-Violent Crime [ORRA-V]) , which utilize static risk factors only. It was hypothesized that the predictive power of the ORRA and ORRA-V would increase with the addition of dynamic factors identified from prior research. Using a sample of 385 youths who were released from OYA between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007, multiple logistic regressions were conducted. The dynamic variables did not significantly improve the ability of either the ORRA or the ORRA-V to predict recidivism. However, there was a trend toward significance for school enrollment status and family willingness to help support the youth.


The digital version of this paper is currently unavailable to off-campus users; however, it may be accessed on campus or through interlibrary loan (for eligible borrowers) from Pacific University Library. Pacific University Library is a free lender.

This paper will become openly available for download 24 months after its initial posting in CommonKnowledge.

Library Use: LIH