For over a decade, scientists at TRI have been conducting experimental research investigating the critical elements of specialized programs for drug offenders and determining which types of drug offenders are best suited for which types of programs. This field-leading research has resulted in the development of several tools to assist problem-solving courts:
- The Risk and Needs Triage (RANT™ and RANT-Plus™) are decision support tools for judges and other criminal justice professionals. They are derived from empirical evidence showing that outcomes in community correctional settings are influenced by how well drug-involved offenders are matched to services suited to both their clinical needs and criminogenic risks.
- The TRI Court Evaluation Program, TRI-CEP™, is a simple and intuitive, web-based reporting system that captures the information judges and other stakeholders need to manage clients, promote rapid adaptation to clients’ needs while under their supervision, and evaluate their programs.
These highly secure, web-based systems are designed to be easily implemented into day-to-day use by program staff. Straightforward and reliable, TRI’s tools for courts provide immediate results and easy-to-read reports that help program staff place clients in the appropriate level of treatment and supervision, manage and respond to changes in client status, while at the same time demonstrating program performance.