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Advancing Fairness and Transparency: National Guidelines for Post-Conviction Risk and Needs Assessment

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Agency Administrators and Practitioners 

Advocates and Members of the Public 

Request or Apply for Technical Assistance 

Corrections and community supervision agency administrators can maximize technical assistance through commitment to improving the use of post-conviction risk and needs assessments, transparency about processes, and overall willingness to engage, share challenges, and learn with other selected sites.  

By participating in technical assistance, state, local, or Tribal jurisdictions will gain status as national leaders promoting the implementation of the guidelines, as well as priority access to peer connections and ongoing engagement, tailored technical assistance, and the opportunity to provide input for additional resources for the field. 

Request Level 1 (low-intensity) technical assistance, which includes briefings about the guidelines for elected officials, requests for resources, and general questions. 

Apply for Level 2 (moderate-intensity) or Level 3 (high-intensity) technical assistance:

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The National Guidelines for Post-Conviction Risk and Needs Assessment provide concrete direction for improving the accuracy, fairness, transparency, and communication and use of risk and needs assessment instruments. 

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-ZB-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.