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Risk Assessment Implementation Fidelity

Training description:

  • The PEI research suggests that for agencies to effectively manage their clients, the selection and appropriate use of a standardized, objective risk assessment that measures statistically relevant risk factors is necessary
  • To ensure that risk assessment instruments are accurately measuring client risk, agencies must incorporate training and ongoing coaching and support to sustain scoring accuracy
  • The curriculum provides participants with information regarding inter-rater agreement, a data-driven approach to ensure that an agency’s risk assessment is being scored consistently across all staff using the instrument
  • The training curriculum describes the inter-rater agreement process and aids agencies in identifying existing scoring challenges among staff so that future coaching and training can be targeted
  • This training also helps to prepare agencies for future validation studies of their risk assessment instruments

Audience:  Tailored to staff at any level (management, supervisory, direct care)

Juvenile Justice or Adult Criminal Justice: Both

DurationRanges from a half day to two days (4 to 16 hours) of instruction depending on audience, followed by additional days of onsite coaching as needed

Prerequisite: None

CJI is able to tailor training content to the specific needs of the organization. Our trainers also offer coaching and training-of-trainers to increase the capacity of organizations to deliver training themselves. Please contact Kristin Bechtel at to discuss your specific training needs