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CJS 303 Risk, Need, Responsivity in Evidence-Based Practices

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.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 8, 2019 to August 14, 2022

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.