Risk assessments are the backbone of NCCD’s work. NCCD’s risk assessments have become standard practice in adult corrections, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protective jurisdictions across the United States and abroad. These assessments are backed by decades of testing and research and help agency workers improve services and outcomes for the individuals they serve.
NCCD’s risk assessments are actuarial, meaning they use statistical modeling to determine the risk—or likelihood—of a particular outcome. For example, in juvenile justice, judges use risk assessment classifications to help determine the likelihood of young people being re-arrested. In child welfare, agency workers use risk assessments to estimate the likelihood of families coming back to the attention of child protection. Risk assessments are tools that help experienced professionals make better decisions that lead to better outcomes.
If you would like to learn more about NCCD’s risk assessments, contact us.