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Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

Structured Decision-Making

Structured decision-making assists agencies and systems in using risk and needs assessment information to make practice consistent with the evidence base on reducing recidivism and other forms of misconduct. This guide sets out principles for structured decision-making in five distinct justice settings.


Implementation Checklist

Implementation Checklist

This checklist lays out action items for tool selection, validation, assessment process, and structured decision making stages.



Implementation Resources

This subsection features original content developed by the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse staff as well as additional key resources available online to help criminal justice stakeholders use data produced by risk assessment instruments inform the key decisions they make