CJS 303

Risk, Need, Responsivity in Evidence-Based Practices

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 1, 2018 – May 7, 2019

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the applications of risk/needs assessment tools that are the foundation on which a case plan is created with the justice involved client. The students will be familiarized with the research and history from which the tools have been derived.

Special information

Co-requisites: CJS 202 AND CJS 304 AND HSER 346. Note: This course is open to Evidence Based Practices Certificate Program (EBP) Students only.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to complete a risk/needs assessment tool.
  • Interpret and apply the results of a risk/needs assessment tool.
  • Describe the relationship between empirical knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge in working with the justice involved client.