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Static Risk and Offender Needs Guide
An Adult 4th Generation Tool
STRONG Fact Sheet.pdf
A Case Study - WA DOC Implements the STRONG
WSIPP Validation of Offender Static Risk Assessment Full.pdf
Texas Adult White Paper
Developed in collaboration with the Washington Department of Corrections, Assessments.com's
STRONG (Static Risk and Offender Need Guide) is a new, state-of-the-art, evidence-based
risk and assessment and automated supervision planning system for adult offenders.
Its most salient benefit to corrections agencies is its ability to help personnel
predict recidivism by type of crime (violence, property or drug offenses, etc.).
This allows probation and parole supervisors to tailor the most effective decisions
and courses for corrections by individual offender.
The resource is delivered through a Web-based interface and enables clients to manage
intake, assessment administration, case plan management and outcome reporting from
a single software application. Core components of the program are aimed at providing
a precise and objective assessment to gauge the individual's risk level for future
criminal acts and a prescriptive component that guides corrections personnel in
tailoring supervision, treatment and services for optimal rehabilitative results.
The tool ensures that treatment and public resources are devoted to the highest
risk offenders and an objective, consistent, and simple method of risk prediction
and necessary levels of supervision.
Part 1: Static Risk Assessment
The program begins with a 26-question assessment of "static" factors and scores
that determine future risks in three areas: 1) felony, 2) non-violent felony, and
3) violent felony. These risk scores lead to classification of offenders into one
of five levels:
- High Risk Violent
- High Risk Property
- High Risk Drug
- Moderate Risk
- Low Risk
Part 2: Offender Needs Guide
Each high-risk offender receives an Offender Needs (Criminogenic) Assessment reached
via a 70-question survey covering social achievements, support systems, cognition
and personality traits. Questioning covers education, employment, residential stability,
marriage/family, friends, aggression, coping skills and substance abuse, as well
as criminal history.
Part 3: Offender Supervision Plan
Finally, the STRONG offers the ability to auto-populate the Offender Needs Guide
data into an Offender Supervision Plan which recommends specific interventions
targeting the "dynamic risk" factors related to criminal behavior. Targeting the
greatest individual risk factors of an offender and identifying specific interventions
to treat them allow agencies to actively facilitate the kind of positive change
that can ultimately keep the offender out of the criminal justice system and help
them become productive members of society.