A process evaluation of the Department of Corrections risk intervention services
Vermont Crime Research Group
In 2013, the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) began planning for significant changes in the way it delivered programs. The DOC adopted the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC) Eight Evidence-Based Principles and developed the Risk Intervention Services (RIS) model with these principles as the foundation, specifically focusing on Principles 1 through 6— assess risk, enhance intrinsic motivation, target interventions, use cognitive behavioral approach, provide positive reinforcement, and provide ongoing support. All services and curricula administered in the DOC are now placed under the Program Services Director. New initiatives were put in place, staff were trained, the priority target population was identified, and implementation began in 2018.
SAC, Statistical Analysis Center, Vermont, Risk Assessment, Research Methods
Novak, M.A. (2023). A process evaluation of the Department of Corrections risk intervention services. Vermont Crime Research Group. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/10492