2021 Review and Revalidation of the First Step Act Risk Assessment Tool   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The First Step Act (FSA) of 2018 mandates the development and implementation of a risk and needs assessment system for use with each person in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). [...] Part 1 summarizes the development and initial review of PATTERN [Prisoner Assessment Tool Targeting Estimated Risk and Needs]. [...] This report also includes the review and revalidation analyses related to the predictive validity (Part 3), dynamic validity (Part 4), and racial and ethnic neutrality (Part 5) of PATTERN 1.3 as required by the FSA. [...] The NIJ [National Institute of Justice] consultants will also continue to investigate potential solutions for the differential prediction issues identified during this review, including testing emerging debiasing techniques and engaging with stakeholders to explore the most promising and supportable approaches. As required by the FSA mandate, a subsequent review and revalidation report including an additional cohort of individuals released from BOP custody in FY 2018 will be released in late 2022."

Report Number:
NCJ 303859; National Criminal Justice 303859
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: https://www.ojp.gov/
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