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COMPAS is the Pathfinder ! NYS Probation Officers Association Annual Conference August 9, 2012 Presenters: Sharon Lansing, DCJS Nancy Andino, DCJS Gary.

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1 COMPAS is the Pathfinder ! NYS Probation Officers Association Annual Conference August 9, 2012 Presenters: Sharon Lansing, DCJS Nancy Andino, DCJS Gary Govel, DCJS NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives OFFICE OF PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVES DCJS Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives

2 2 The NYS Experience Moving Toward Evidence-Based Practices

3 Evolution of Risk/ and Needs Assessments  Increasingly popular in the field of corrections  Supported by the “What Works” literature  Guides case management and supervision practices

4 The Evolution of Risk and Needs Assessment Advantages Guides application of the principles of effective intervention Guides the intensity of supervision and case planning Ensures that appropriate criminogenic targets are identified for intervention

5 Advantages  Noted increases in predictive accuracy  Promotes a common theoretical model  Assists in the identification of factors correlated with future criminal behavior  Guides the development of a case management plan

6 Advantages  Guides the identification and effective use of resources  Guides the assignment of levels of supervision and service  Increases staff proficiency  Increases assessment and interview skill

7 COMPAS  Validated on New York Probation sample  Normed for incarceration status and gender  Three Risk Scales  Needs Scales: 3 historical; 16 criminogenic needs scales  Mental Health Screening and Referral  Ad Hoc Reporting Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions - Continued

8 COMPAS  Implemented in NYS for OPCA  Used in every stage of probation work Pre-Trial Pre-Sentence Investigation Classification and Supervision Case Planning Reclassification Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions

9 NYCOMPAS Usage as of 6/30/2012 2,347 NY Probation and ATI Users* 210,883 assessments completed 25,212 case plans completed 17,350 PSI’s completed 101,836 Case Supervision Reviews completed * as of 3/26/2012 9

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11 Risk and Need Assessment in Proposed Supervision Rule “The term risk and need assessment means the use of a state approved, validated actuarial instrument and recommended protocol to screen and assess the probationer’s risk of recidivism.” 11

12 Risk and Need Assessment in Proposed Supervision Rule Cont. Must be Completed Within 30 Business Days of Initial Interview (If Not Already Completed at PSI Stage), –Develop a Case Plan Using Evidence Based Practices, –Determine Risk Level, –In-Person Weekly Contact Until Assessment Completed and Risk Level Determined. 12

13 Risk and Need Assessment in Proposed Supervision Rule Cont. Encourages Departments to Allocate Resources Based on Risk Level –Greatest Risk –High Risk –Medium Risk –Low Risk 13

14 Benefits of Completing Assessment at PSI Stage Informs Recommendations to Court including Alternate Sentencing Options, Identifies Areas of Risk and Need appropriate for Monitoring and Intervention, Minimize Recommended Conditions on Lowest Risk Cases. 14

15 Periodic Reassessments- Case Reviews (Adult Cases) To be completed every six months for active criminal court and family court adult supervision cases, To be completed every 12 months for administrative cases (probationers who are otherwise unavailable for active supervision). 15

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17 Periodic Reassessment- Case Reviews cont. Significant increases in number of COMPAS Case Reviews completed in 2012 as compared to However, eight counties recorded few or no Case Reviews/Reclassifications completed during the 2 nd quarter of

18 Additional Assessments Currently available to New York Probation Users Via COMPAS Suite: –TCU Drug Screening II (State Directors Memorandum ) –Stable 2007 (State Directors Memorandum ) –Acute 2007 (State Directors Memorandum ) Other Assessments may be made available upon DCJS/OPCA Approval. JSOAP-II likely to be enabled in COMPAS 8 18

19 COMPAS Guidance 2008 COMPAS Policy Guidance –State Directors Memorandum New York COMPAS Webinar Series 1.Evidence Based Practice and Risk/Need Assessment 2.Navigation of COMPAS Probation 3.Conducting the Assessment 4. Interpreting the COMPAS Result 5.Case Planning 6.Future of COMPAS 19

20 COMPAS 7 to COMPAS 8 New York will be transitioning from COMPAS version 7 to version 8 in the coming months. –Minor changes to appearance and features. –Training plan for transition to COMPAS 8 will be announced in the near future. DOCCS will use COMPAS system wide 20

21 COMPAS 8 Browser Requirements Recommended –Internet Explorer 8 or –Firefox version NOT Supported in Integrated Justice Portal –Internet Explorer 9 –Chrome NOT Supported by COMPAS –Safari 21

22 COMPAS Pre-Trial Release Scale Set COMPAS 8 will include a revised Pre-Trial Release Scale Set –Developed by Northpointe based on continued research, and consultation with DCJS research and program personnel, –Comprised of 14 questions, –Predictive ability of this new scale will need to be evaluated in New York. 22

23 Contact: Nancy Andino Sharon Lansing Gary Govel 23


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