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  217.361.  Risk and need assessment tools — department procedures, duties. — 1.  The department shall adopt streamlined, validated risk and need assessment tools for men and women, and review the tools and scoring cutoffs every five years for predictive validity across gender and racial groups.

  2.  This subsection applies to all programs operated with department funding.  The department shall develop procedures to promote the use of:

  (1)  Risk and need assessment and appropriate risk and need levels to prioritize access to programs;

  (2)  Consistent criteria for admission into programs; and

  (3)  Recidivism measurement by risk and need level as part of assessing the effectiveness of programs.

  3.  For offenders under supervision, the department shall:

  (1)  Implement evidence-based cognitive-behavioral programs;

  (2)  Adopt behavior response policy guiding sanction and incentive responses; and

  (3)  Adopt policy for readministration of risk and need assessment tools to guide case management practices and supervision level.

  4.  For department staff in institutional and community settings, the department shall:

  (1)  Require periodic training on how to complete risk and need assessment tools and apply the results in making decisions affecting client interactions and program placements;

  (2)  Provide training on how to maximize client interactions and use of case plans; and

  (3)  Measure staff performance against best practices.

  5.  For community-based mental health treatment programs, the department shall adopt a protocol to collect data on quality assurance.

  6.  The department shall adopt performance metrics to report on supervision outcomes.


(L. 2018 H.B. 1355)

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