No program or intervention can be expected to work for everyone.
Probation & Parole - Screening & Assessment
The Most Carefully Studies, yet Least Understood, Terms in the Criminal Justice Lexicon: Risk, Need, and Responsivity (2018)
The PCRA tool is an Evidence Based Practices (EBP) that guides an officer's decision about what level of risk an offender poses and what interventions would be best to reduce recidivism rates." (video running time 9:40)
Standards and Forms for the Risk/Need Classification System and Probation Supervision for the Probation Offices of the District, Boston Municipal and Superior Courts (2014)
The purpose of the Risk/Need Classification System and Probation Supervision is to implement a planned methodology for the assessment and supervision of the probationer to promote law-abiding behavior in the community and to reduce recidivism.
This report provides information on the use of risk and needs assessment in the criminal justice system.
With a court-ordered cap on the jail population and increasing budget demands, the county is now turning to data to determine how to stem the rising incarceration rates, which had been exacerbated by the 2011 Public Safety Realignment.
Arizona Judicial Branch
When developed and used correctly, these risk/needs assessment tools can help criminal justice officials appropriately classify offenders and target interventions to reduce recidivism, improve public safety and cut costs.
This paper describes a comprehensive approach to assessment, developed by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD).
Case Study: New York City Department of Probation’s Federal Partnership Efforts: Profile of a Successful Technical Assistance Collaboration With the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections
This brief explains how the NYC DOP Adult Operations Division partnered with the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Correction (NIC) to create an organizational culture within the division that was committed to using evidence-based practices.
Results are presented from a comprehensive Probation Review of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish.