Operation New Hope’s Risk Assessment Project

In an effort to better serve our clients and community, Operation New Hope has initiated a Risk Assessment Project designed to assess individual’s risk of recidivism and develop rehabilitation plans specifically tailored to address relevant risk factors.

Spearheading the initiative are our Clinical Services Director Gretchen Hamm and our Strategic Expansion Director Laureen Husband. We are proud to announce that both Gretchen and Laureen have successfully completed all the requirements and are now LS/RNR Train the Trainers Training.

Employing their newly acquired skills, Laureen and Gretchen spent 4 days training Operation New Hope Case Managers and Mental Health Counselors to administer the risk assessment instrument to our clients. Our team is continuing to work on individual certification and will soon begin working with clients using the risk assessment tool.

The Level of Service/Risk, Need, Responsivity (LS/RNR) is designed for public safety organizations who want to use the most current research when conducting their level of service risk assessment but already have a case management process that suits their needs. The LS/RNR assesses the rehabilitation needs of offenders, their risk of recidivism, and the most relevant factors related to supervision and programming. Key areas measured include:

  • Criminal History
  • Education/Employment
  • Family/Marital
  • Leisure/Recreation
  • Companions
  • Alcohol/Drug Problem
  • Procriminal Attitude/Orientation
  • Antisocial Pattern

Our Ready4Work team implemented a customized Risk Assessment back in in 2008 before it was industry standard to score for services. We are pleased to embark on this evolution of our Risk Assessment process with MHS Systems (https://mhs.com/) by implementing their evidence-based 5th generation Risk Assessment tool. Joining many other providers who are using this incredibly valuable tool, Ready4Work will share in the rich data to assure that our reentry program is addressing the criminogenic factors that lead to recidivism. 

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