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Risk assessment

Virginia Pretrial Risk Assessment Instrument (VPRAI)

This pretrial assessment instrument is a great resource for developing and implementing or retuning such a tool for your agency.

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.

Risk-Based Pretrial Release Recommendations and Supervision Guidelines: Exploring the Effect on Officer Recommendations, Judicial Decision-Making, and Pretrial Outcome

This research examined the effect of using the Praxis (a decision grid based on risk and charges) on recommendations for release and supervision.

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).

Pretrial Risk Assessment: Science Provides Guidance on Assessing Defendants

This brief is an overview of pretrial risk assessment tools; what they measure; what they look like and what stakeholders can do to implement them.

Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation

This report is a thorough systematic scan of the U.S. to determine the extent to which risk assessment tools have been adopted across the country.

Assessing Pretrial Risk without a Defendant Interview

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

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. 

NCCD Compares Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments: A Summary of the OJJDP-Funded Study

The results from a study of eight risk assessments used for determining which justice-involved youth are low-, moderate-, or high-risk for future delinquency are reviewed.

Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice - an NJJN Webinar

Whether your agency or jurisdiction is trying to choose the right risk assessment tool, or it already has one in place, you'll find this webinar from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) helpful.

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