Risk & Needs Assessment System Resources

Reports, documents, and other resources related to the Risk and Needs Assessment System.

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The First Step Act of 2018: Risk and Needs Assessment System Update - January 2020

This report outlines the enhancements and updates to the Risk Assessment System and includes updates on First Step Act implementation.

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The First Step Act of 2018: Risk and Needs Assessment System - Original Post

This report outlines the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and implement the Risk and Needs Assessment System. It also introduces the new System that the Federal Bureau of Prisons will deploy in its facilities and announces the DOJ's strategic plan to evaluate, validate, and enhance the System over time.

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Key Components of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Current Needs Assessment System

The BOP assesses an inmate for a variety of needs in determining how to best assist inmates in their self-improvement process and prepare them for reentry. This document summarizes the primary areas in which the BOP assesses needs and provides programming to address these areas.

Evidence-based Recidivism Reduction (EBRR) Programs and Productive Activities (PA)
Evidence-based Recidivism Reduction (EBRR) Programs and Productive Activities (PA)

The First Step Act (FSA) provides for eligible inmates to earn time credits if they participate and complete assigned evidence-based recidivism reduction programs or productive activities. This document describes the approved list of BOP programs.

Inmate to Correctional Officer Ratios - Q1 2020 Update

Inmate to Correctional Officers Ratio broken down by region/security level/institution.

Relevant FSA Implementation Policies