Reducing Recidivism

AVP. The Alternatives to Violence project (AVP) sponsors workshops in prison and has been shown to help reduce recidivism.

Risk and Needs Assessments. For many years, criminal justice practice was based primarily on normative ideas and principles. Now, with the benefit of decades of research, there exists strong, empirically-based knowledge of how to reduce recidivism. Collectively, this research has led to the development of evidence-based practices, which are rooted in several key principles, including assessing actuarial risk, enhancing intrinsic motivation, and targeting interventions.

See the Vera Institute’s report on Risk and Needs Assessments