Compose a 1000 words assignment on principles of effective intervention. Needs to be plagiarism free!
Principles that have become organizing concepts of community corrections which are actuarial risks or needs, enhancing intrinsic motivation, targeting intervention and skill train with directed practice.
Risk screening for the offender is important for effective management thus the need for supervision and treatment of those individuals who are offender. High risk offenders and low risk offenders should be supervised and treatment encouraged but in many circumstances the high risk offenders are the ones who should be supervised a lot since there is a high possibility of offending.
For the principle of assess actuarial risk to work effectively and transformation be achieved, the employees are formally trained so that the tools used are reliable and valid (Chidsey and Steege, 2005). The screening and assessment tools used should consider the risk factor, profile of the individual needs and if individual is in the population where crime was conducted. Routine interactions and observation of offenders should be emphasized so that supervision is an ongoing process thus becoming a formal assessment guide.
Through the decisions that are made by the supervisors on what criteria to follow when doing certain things, formal reassessments should be done in combination with working relations with the practitioners and the offender. In US, National Council for Crime and Delinquency is responsible for developing of actuarial risk assessment.
It is the responsibility of the employees to ensure that respect and inters-social behaviors are shown to the offenders so that they can enhance offender’s intrinsic motivation.
This means that the offenders will be motivated and this will be from inside an individual rather from external or from the outside rewards that may be given. When the offenders are interpersonally respected, there is a possibility of the individual attaining behavioral change and this will mean that a lasting change will be achieved.