Nancy Ritter: “New Tool Will Manage Community Corrections ... and Beyond”
Date:  08-20-2013

Statistics-based risk assessment tool can be used by probation departments in identifying those at risk to commit violent crime
The National Institute of Justice posted a new article from Corrections Today:

“Researchers are working with probation and parole departments to find solutions to today's key problem: balancing dwindling financial resources with the need to ensure the lowest possible risk to communities. In Philadelphia, the Adult Parole and Probation Department worked with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to develop and test a statistics-based risk assessment tool. It shows great promise for identifying probationers who are likely to commit violent offenses within two years of returning to the community.”

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