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Offender assessment

Replication Validation of the Employment Retention Inventory: An Assessment Tool of the National Institute of Corrections

This report summarizes findings from the Urban Institute’s replication validation of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Employment Retention Inventory (ERI).

Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessment

This document provides Drug Court staff with an overview of important issues on offender risk assessment and recommended risk instruments.

Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System

This monograph examines evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of people in the justice system who have co-occurring disorders.

The Growth of Veterans Treatment Courts [Podcast]

This report provides a background on veterans treatment courts and introduces the development of a screening tool specific to veterans.

Offender Risk & Needs Assessment Instruments: A Primer for Courts

This primer is written for judges, policy makers, and practitioners interested in using RNA [risk and needs assessment] information at sentencing.

Using Risk and Needs Assessment Information at Sentencing: Observations from Ten Jurisdictions

This report summarizes examples of how ten jurisdictions have implemented each of the nine guiding principles for RNA (risk needs assessments).

Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

This report provides an overview of risk and needs assessments and discusses issues policy makers should consider as they write legislation.

Assessing Pretrial Risk without a Defendant Interview

This assessment looks at an effective non-interview-based risk assessment, the Kentucky Pretrial Risk Assessment (KPRA).

Colorado Reference Guide: Juvenile Screening and Assessment Instruments: Behavioral Health, Trauma, and Risk/Classification

This report explains why valid screening and assessment tools are needed to determine safety risks and needed interventions for juvenile offenders.

A Comparison of Risk Assessment Instruments in Juvenile Justice

This study examined the validity, reliability, equity, and cost of nine juvenile justice risk assessment instruments. 


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