For those of us who work in the justice system every day, it’s a good idea to step back and ground ourselves in the basics of pretrial so we can help our stakeholders navigate these changing times.
The Risk-Needs-Responsivity model can help you ensure you’re using a variety of strategies to safely and cost-effectively manage offenders.
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.
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.
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.
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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“But what about … ?” How many times have you looked at a supervision plan and thought something wasn’t quite right? How many people in your population have a special circumstance or need that makes their case just a little different?
Justice professionals make life-altering decisions every day, and the consequences of these decisions ripple throughout our communities. Sound decision making is critical to ensuring public safety and a just system, and it begins with having accurate information.
With limited time and resources, effective supervision becomes a balancing act. Who needs what resources? Who is most likely to reoffend? Which groups should be separated?