NCCD is the nation’s premier developer of actuarial risk assessment for use in adult corrections, juvenile justice, child welfare, adult protective services, and public financial assistance. NCCD’s risk and needs assessments are proven to be effective and provide these fields with a critical tool for maximizing efficient use of resources and the possibility of positive outcomes for children, youth, and families, including adult offenders in prison or living in the community.
For decades, NCCD has promoted the use of actuarial risk assessment combined with needs assessments to establish clear direction to adult-, youth-, and family-serving agencies to help to serve client populations in meaningful and cost-effective ways. NCCD’s risk and needs assessments assist agencies by providing the following:
All risk assessments are tested to ensure racial equity. Risk assessments in the adult corrections and juvenile justice fields are tested to ensure gender equity as well. Gender-specific risk assessments are available for juvenile populations.