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Risk Assessment

Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS)

The ORAS is a dynamic risk/needs assessment system to be used with adult offenders. It offers criminal justice actors the ability to assess individuals at various decision points throughout the criminal justice system. In order to use the ORAS, agencies must be trained. There is no cost to use the ORAS after training takes place. The training provides an overview of the assessment tools and techniques for administering and scoring the individual assessments and how to use the assessment information to develop case plans for reducing offender risk. This is a two day training. A “train-the-trainers” is also available to equip agencies to conduct their own staff trainings. ORAS Validation Report ORAS Administration Modules

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Ohio Youth Assessment System (OYAS)

The OYAS is a dynamic risk/needs assessment system to be used within a juvenile justice system. It is similar to the ORAS in that it allows individuals to be assessed at various decision points throughout the criminal justice system. In order to use the OYAS, agencies must be trained. There is no cost to use the OYAS after training takes place.The training provides an overview of the assessment tools and techniques for administering and scoring the individual assessments and how to use the assessment information to develop case plans for reducing offender risk. This is a two day training. A “train-the-trainers” is also available to equip agencies to conduct their own staff trainings. Detailed System Overview OYAS Final Report