risk principle

October 2, 2018

‘What Works’ in Corrections: What drives GEO Reentry programming

“What Works” is a term used nationally by correctional agencies in reference to researched principles and practices common to effective public safety and offender programming. What Works research has also identified the offender attributes, “Criminogenic Risks and Needs,” that successful correctional programs must target (Gendreau, P. & Andrews, D.A. 1990). […]
November 7, 2017

Assessing risk and needs: What is the LSI-R?

In a majority of our reentry programs, GEO Reentry Services uses the LSI-R to assess participants’ criminogenic needs and recidivism risks. Treatment and intervention are then based on offenders’ LSI-R results. The LSI-R is a risk/needs assessment tool completed by trained professionals who conduct interviews with the individuals referred to […]