Presentation Title

Risk and Need Assessment Tool for Jail Population

Presenter Information

Ebonie EpingerFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Emily Wright

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

Risk and need assessment tools are widely used in correctional settings, especially within prison facilities. These tools can be used to aide in the development of effective case management, reduction in recidivism, and misconduct. Jails, however, rarely use such tools for case management and planning purposes, yet providing the proper assessment tools for a jail population is important because jails process more individuals than prisons and largely serve different functions than prisons. In addition, jails may serve as the first place to provide services for at-risk people. This study contributes to the knowledge in the area by identifying the important risk and need factors that impact recidivism, misconduct, and which can be used for case management purposes. We use data from approximately 5,000 inmates housed in a Midwestern jail.

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Risk and Need Assessment Tool for Jail Population

Risk and need assessment tools are widely used in correctional settings, especially within prison facilities. These tools can be used to aide in the development of effective case management, reduction in recidivism, and misconduct. Jails, however, rarely use such tools for case management and planning purposes, yet providing the proper assessment tools for a jail population is important because jails process more individuals than prisons and largely serve different functions than prisons. In addition, jails may serve as the first place to provide services for at-risk people. This study contributes to the knowledge in the area by identifying the important risk and need factors that impact recidivism, misconduct, and which can be used for case management purposes. We use data from approximately 5,000 inmates housed in a Midwestern jail.