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Principle to practice: Introducing the Correctional Program Assessment Inventory to criminal justice interventions in Wales. The fifth annual conference of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice, Gregynog, Wales, May 2014. / Bridget Kerr

Swansea University Author: Kerr, Bridget

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A vast body of rigorously tested statistical evidence supports the importance of the risk, need and responsivity (RNR) principles in delivering effective interventions. However, these principles are often misunderstood and misapplied in practice, resulting in deficits in delivery. The Correctional P...

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Published: 2014
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31083
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Abstract: A vast body of rigorously tested statistical evidence supports the importance of the risk, need and responsivity (RNR) principles in delivering effective interventions. However, these principles are often misunderstood and misapplied in practice, resulting in deficits in delivery. The Correctional Program Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2010) (Gendreau & Andrews, 2010) is designed to address the discrepancy between intent and implementation. Through a detailed evaluation of the extent to which interventions adhere to RNR principles, the CPAI-2010 enables practitioners to articulate their work in terms of effective practice, identify the strengths and weaknesses of programmes and develop strategies to improve services. Where implementation has been a weakness in the roll-out of promising innovations in offender management in the UK in the past, a crucial strength of the CPAI-2010 is that it addresses the quality of implementation, including management issues and organisational culture. This current project piloting the use of the CPAI-2010 in Wales seeks to support the development of dynamic, innovative and effective interventions within the RNR framework to engage service users positively and proactively and reduce reoffending.
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law