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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”). The effective use of the RNR principles is challenging to implement because: 1)The available services for offenders in the community are often not consistent with risk and needs of offenders; and 2) Competing issues exist that make it difficult for policy makers to consider how best to simultaneously manage the offender in the community, ensure public safety, contain or reduce costs, and reduce individual offender recidivism.

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