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NCJ Number: 248490 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Valid Actuarial Assessments of Risk and Needs
Author(s): Jesse Jannetta; William Burrell
Corporate Author: National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
United States of America
Editor(s): Peggy Burke; Leilah Gilligan
Project Director: Leilah Gilligan; Peggy Burke
Date Published: November 2014
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Grant Number: 2010-DJ-BX-K140
Document: HTML
Type: Guideline
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is designed to help parole boards improve and strengthen their practice by incorporating empirically valid information on offender risk and need factors into release, condition setting, and revocation decision-making.
Abstract: This Action Guide is designed to help parole boards improve and strengthen their practices by incorporating empirically valid information on offender risk and need factors into release, condition setting, and revocation decision-making. It is one in a series of Action Guides developed by the National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) and builds upon the NPRC's Self-Assessment Toolkit for Paroling Authorities, an online guide that identifies ten practice targets paroling authorities should consider implementing to assist them in achieving their public safety and risk reduction goals. This guide is intended to assist parole board chairs, members, and staff to: use the information and insights gained as a result of using the NPRC Self-Assessment Toolkit for Paroling Authorities; consider how use of validated risk and needs assessment tools can be part of a strategy for enhancing public safety and the effective and efficient use of resources; develop a common understanding of the board's current policies and practices on risk and need assessment information; review and analyze the evidence and "best practices" on risk and needs assessment, identify the gaps and challenges they want to address; and consider what changes the board would like to make and how to best plan and implement those changes.
Main Term(s): Parole
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Parole board; Parole board discretion; Parole casework; Parole conditions; Parole eligibility; Parole violations
Note: This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-DJ-BX-K140 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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