Supervising by Risk Levels: A Balanced Approach

  • Low Risk Caseload- Risk Management – Involves providing the least restrictive, most appropriate sanctions and supervision 
  • Moderate and High Risk Caseload- Risk Reduction  – Involves determining criminogenic needs and reducing risk factors through effective intervention and appropriate supervision 
  • Extreme High Risk Caseload - Risk Control  – Involves techniques that control risk of reoffending while under correctional authority 
  • The Top Four Criminogenic Need Response:
    • Anti-social cognition:   Reduce anti-social cognition, recognize risking thinking, adopt an alternative identity 
    • Anti-social companions:   Reduce association with criminals, enhance contact with pro-social peers 
    • Anti-social personality or temperament:   Build problem solving, self management, anger management, and coping skills 
    • Family and/or marital:   Reduce conflict, build positive relationships and communication, enhance monitoring/supervision 
  • The Other Four Criminogenic Need Response:
    • Substance abuse:   Reduce usage, reduce the supports for abuse behavior, enhance alternatives to abuse 
    • Employment:   Provide employment seeking and keeping skills and Enhance performance rewards and satisfaction 
    • Education/School:   Enhance performance rewards and satisfaction 
    • Leisure and/or recreation:   Enhance involvement and satisfaction in pro-social activities
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