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What Makes a Correctional Treatment Program Effective: Do the Risk, Need, and Responsivity Principles (RNR) Make a Difference in Reducing Recidivism?  

Author:  Ralph  Fretz.

Source: Volume 07, Number 05, September/October 2007 , pp.65-70(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This article describes some of the recent developments in correctional treatment, with an emphasis on the integration of the risk need and responsivity (RNR) approach within offender assessment and treatment. It discusses program integrity and effective treatment culture and describes the principles of RNR in action. It also presents outcome research that suggests a correlation between program adherence to the RNR principles and reduced recidivism rates.

Keywords: best practices; reentry

Affiliations:  1: Community Education Centers.

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