In overloaded criminal justice systems, brevity, efficiency, ease of administration and the clear organization of key risk/needs data are critical. COMPAS optimizes these critical factors.
We acknowledge the trade-off between comprehensive coverage of key risk and criminogenic need factors on the one hand, and practicality on the other. COMPAS deals with this trade-off by providing a comprehensive set of key risk and criminogenic needs factors that can be customized so that an agency can selectively trim down the set of risk/need scales to achieve the ease of use, practicality and focus that are critical for decision support.
With the state-of-the-art risk and needs assessment tool for the Reentry population. COMPAS provides scales for both the male and female populations in assessing the risks and needs of offenders preparing to leave prison and transition back into the community.
The gender neutral COMPAS Reentry assessment scales include standard risk factors in combination with community Reentry domains such as early onset of delinquency, history of non-compliance, occurrences of prison misconduct, or the risk of housing problems upon release. Instead of relying on factors established for male offenders, additional female factors are provided in COMPAS to address specific risk and needs that present challenges faced by women upon reentering the community.
The integrated COMPAS Reentry software modules allow users to generate ad hoc reports and track case planning, placement outcomes, program participation, caseload termination reasons and other key case management data.