Risk Assessment Tool Helps Probation Officers
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts developed the Post Conviction Risk Assessment (PCRA) tool to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of post-conviction supervision. PCRA helps probation officers identify which persons to target for correctional interventions, what characteristics or needs will mitigate future criminal behavior, and how best to deliver supervision and treatment. The PCRA tool is an evidence-based practice (EBP) that guides an officer's decision about what level of risk an offender poses and what interventions would be best to reduce recidivism rates.
Successful Parole and Probation Practices
This video is part of a television show produced by the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and the Office of Cable Television in Washington, DC. In this video, the program interviewed four directors of state parole and probation agencies to discuss best practices as it applies to their state or counterparts nationally.
What Works: Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections
This video is part of the “DC Public Safety” television series and provides an overview of “what works” in community corrections through an examination of research-based practices. You will need to scroll down the page to find the video.
Edward Latessa (7 short videos): Solutions in Corrections: Using Evidence-Based Knowledge
Produced by the National Institute of Justice.
"Key Principles of Reducing Recidivism" Edward Latessa, Ph.D., Director, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati. This interview followed the presentation "Solutions in Corrections: Using Evidence-Based Knowledge" given as part of NIJ's Research for the Real World Seminar Series. The content presented in these videos results from NIJ-funded research, development and evaluation projects. The content is not intended to create, does not create, and may not be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party in any matter civil or criminal. Opinions or points of view expressed in these videos represent those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. Any products and manufacturers discussed in these videos are presented for informational purposes only and do not constitute product approval or enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice. [description provided by Department of Justice, 2011]