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Evidence-based Practices (EBP) - Principle 3. Target Interventions: Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR), Dosage, Treatment

The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model: Does Adding the Good Lives Model Contribute to Effective Crime Prevention? (2011)

The risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model has been widely regarded as the premier model for guiding offender assessment and treatment.

Use of Risk and Needs Assessment Information in State Sentencing Proceedings (2017)

  1. What are judicial considerations in sentencing probation-eligible felony offenders?
  2. What is “evidence-based sentencing”?
  3. What is the “risk principle”?
  4. What is a risk assessment instrument? 
  5. What is a risk and needs assessment instrument?

Risk-Needs-Responsivity: Turning Principles Into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel (2013)

This bulletin will provide a brief introduction to the risk, need, and responsivity principles espoused in the evidenced-based principles for community supervision.

The Risk Need Responsivity Model of Offender Rehabilitation: Is There Really a Need For a Paradigm Shift? (2013)

The current paper critically reviews the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) and Good Lives Model (GLM) approaches to correctional treatment.

Evidence Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) Resource Center: Risk-Need-Responsivity

The Risk-Need-Responsivity principle was developed by Donald Arthur Andrews and James Bonta in 1990. It integrates the psychology of criminal conduct into an understanding of how to reduce recidivism.

The RNR Simulation Tool: A Demonstration (2012) (4/4)

PPT presentation by Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) George Mason University.

The Technical Background of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool (2012) (3/4)

The Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool was developed to help jurisdictions apply the RNR framework to practice. This document describes the RNR Simulation Tool and how it was developed.

The Risk-Need-Responsivity Simulation Tool (2013) (2/4)

For people involved in the criminal justice system, evidence-based practice (EBP) and treatments emphasize that assessment and programming should target criminal justice, criminogenic need, and other behavioral issues.

Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool (1/4)

The evidence-based practices (EBP) framework emphasizes that justice agencies should match offenders to services and programs based on their risk and need factors (“the RNR Principles”).

Myths & Facts - Using Risk and Need Assessments to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

This package includes a one-page list of myths and facts along with a research-based supporting document.


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