The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session presented by Dr. Sarah Desmarais, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University, on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 that covered risk assessment tools.
Risk assessment is a key component of evidence-based supervision in the United States and justice system agencies are increasingly required to implement risk assessments instruments to inform decision-making. These instruments differ greatly in their content, approach, and research support. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the history of risk assessment, followed by a description of the characteristics and content of contemporary risk assessment instruments used in U.S. correctional settings, including their strengths and limitations. The webinar will conclude with guidance regarding the selection and implementation a risk assessment tool in the context of problem-solving courts.
To view a recording of this webinar, please click here.