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Women's Risk Needs Assessment

Publications

* Achieving Accurate Picture of Risk and Identifying Gender-Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders
This January 2008 report summarizes research sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and conducted by the University of Cincinnati. It discusses the four jurisdictions that were used to develop and validate the Women's Risk Needs Assessment.
* Gender-Responsive Programming: Promising Approaches
This January 2008 report was written for the State of Washington for inclusion in their gender-responsive master plan. It details the current gender-responsive correctional programs available to date.
* Classifying Women Offenders: Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender-Responsive Needs
This October 2007 International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) address presents the results of research conducted in the State of Missouri.
* Maui Final Report
This November 2007 report details the research findings in Maui County, Hawaii.
* Minnesota Final Report
This February 2008 report details the research findings in the state of Minnesota.
* Missouri Final Report
This July 2008 report details the research findings in the state of Missouri.
* Colorado Final Report
This report details the research findings in the state of Colorado.
* Moving On Evaluation
This report discusses a recent evaluation of Moving On, a gender-responsive program for female offenders.
* Women, Girls, and Criminal Justice Issue
This October/November 2009 issue of Women, Girls, and Criminal Justice focused on the Women's Risk Needs Assessment. Articles address findings for probationers and prisoners as well as issues surrounding implementation.
* Women's Risk Factors and Their Contributions to Existing Risk/Needs Assessment: The Current Status of a Gender-Responsive Supplement
This article was published in a 2010 issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. It details the contributions that gender-responsive variables make to risk/need assessment.
* Gender-Responsive Lessons Learned and Policy Implications for Women in Prison: A Review
This article was published in a 2012 issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. It details the gender-responsive needs and risk factors that contribute to prison maladjustment for women. The authors provide suggestions for ways that correctional staff can better service female prison populations by being more gender-informed.
* On Behalf of Women Offenders: Women's Place in the Science of Evidence-Based Practice
This 2012 Vollmer Award Address by Patricia Van Voorhis, Ph.D. was published in Criminology & Public Policy, the journal of the American Society of Criminology.
* PreRelease Revalidation Study Final Report
This 2012 report details the findings of the National Institute of Corrections sponsored revalidation study for pre-release settings.
* Prison Revalidation Study Final Report
This 2013 report details the findings of the National Institute of Corrections sponsored revalidation study for prison settings.
* Probation Revalidation Study Final Report
This 2013 report details the findings of the National Institute of Corrections sponsored revalidation study for probation settings.
* Needs and Pretrial Failure: Additional Risk Factors for Female and Male Pretrial Defendants
This article was published in a 2014 issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. It describes a research study examining the needs of pretrial defendants predicting pretrial outcomes and the gender differences in those needs.