Customized Risk & Needs Assessment

Customized Risk & Needs Assessment

NCCD is the nation’s leading developer of actuarial risk assessment. We have developed risk assessment systems for adult corrections, juvenile justice, child welfare, adult protective services, and public financial assistance programs. We provide valid and reliable assessments, which are critical to maximizing efficient use of agency resources and the possibility of positive outcomes.

Since the early 1980s, 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 serve client populations more effectively. NCCD’s risk and needs assessments assist social and correctional services agencies by providing the following:

  • Supervision strategies for adult and juvenile offenders based on risk and needs levels, combined with research-based approaches for effective supervision;
  • Child welfare risk and needs assessment designed to estimate the likelihood of abuse or neglect and design case plans to address specific issues in family dynamics that can help families reduce risk and keep their children safe;
  • Valid and reliable estimates of the likelihood  that vulnerable adults in the aging population will become victims of financial abuse or self-neglect;
  • Foster care risk assessments to help licensing and child protective services minimize how often children in foster care move from home to home;
  • Child maltreatment prevention assessments to help public financial assistance agencies keep children out of the child welfare system; and
  • Employability assessments to aid public financial assistance agencies in promoting employability for those seeking to obtain and sustain jobs.

NCCD works closely with each jurisdiction to ensure that assessments are constructed, validated, and customized for the population served. All risk assessments are tested to ensure racial equity, and risk assessments in the adult corrections and juvenile justice fields are tested to ensure gender equity.

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