Risk & Needs Assessments

Are you protecting your most vulnerable inmates?

By |2020-06-17T13:25:11+00:00September 13th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Risk & Needs Assessments|

We can use assessment tools not only to appropriately place inmates with mental illnesses, but also those around them.

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The Definitive FAQ on Risk and Needs Assessments

By |2020-06-17T13:26:07+00:00September 13th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

We’ve compiled a list of the top five questions we hear and straightforward answers to help you educate others and demonstrate why assessments are helping you advance justice in your community.

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Two Ways Data Can Help (or Harm) Your Evidence-Based Practice

By |2020-06-17T13:29:03+00:00August 22nd, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

There are two key ways data is used to drive evidence-based practice: measure progress and drive action.

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Do Risk Assessments Have a Place in Pretrial?

By |2020-06-17T13:31:23+00:00August 12th, 2019|All, Blog, Pretrial Reform, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Making the right choices during pretrial is critical for community safety and depends entirely on what we know about the justice-involved individual.

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Where are you in the recidivism reduction cycle?

By |2020-06-17T13:34:24+00:00July 15th, 2019|All, Blog, Recidivism Reduction, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Reducing recidivism is one of the most important things we can do as supervision professionals. It’s also one of the hardest.

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Zoom Out: Your Caseload Needs a Wider Lens

By |2020-06-17T14:23:46+00:00June 1st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

The Risk-Needs-Responsivity model can help you ensure you’re using a variety of strategies to safely and cost-effectively manage offenders.

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Spark Real Change: Top Strategies for Case Planning

By |2020-06-17T14:25:40+00:00May 15th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Taking a responsive and evidence-based approach to case planning can help lay the groundwork for positive incremental successes on an individual level, and eventually, lower recidivism rates on a community level.

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Boost Your Evidence-Based Practice with RNR

By |2020-06-17T17:00:37+00:00April 23rd, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Risk-Needs-Responsivity, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Knowing more about RNR can help us all be more effective at our jobs and promote better outcomes for our clients and communities. So let’s dig in.

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Demystifying Criminogenic Needs

By |2020-06-17T20:20:47+00:00April 1st, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

Client needs are a key factor in every supervision plan, and their utility doesn’t stop there. Understanding individual needs is often the key to effective intervention and improved outcomes.

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Your Guide to Managing Overrides

By |2020-05-15T16:48:20+00:00March 11th, 2019|All, Blog, Risk & Needs Assessments, Supervision, Supervision Case Management|

If you’re using trusted, validated risk/needs assessment tools, then you may ask, why override the recommendations it makes? It’s a good question. Statistically, it’s more effective to trust the tool than to override it.

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