Describe best practices for using needs assessments to support offenders.
Is it possible for a needs assessment to be used in a way that offenders are disadvantaged by it?
Describe situations where that can happen and additional best practices that should be followed to prevent those situations from occurring.
Needs assessments are an essential part of the support that individuals in the criminal justice system rely upon. Needs assessments will help identify what programs and services can help reduce the risk of recidivism for each individual. They also help make sure the right individuals are in the right programs.