Customized Risk & Needs Assessment

Evident Change is the nation’s leading developer of actuarial risk assessments for social systems. We have developed risk assessment systems for adult corrections, juvenile justice, child welfare, adult protective services, and public financial assistance programs. We provide valid and reliable assessments, which are critical to maximizing efficient use of agency resources and the possibility of positive outcomes.

Evident Change promotes the ethical use of actuarial risk assessment combined with needs assessment to establish clear direction to adult-, youth-, and family-serving agencies to help serve client populations more effectively. Evident Change’s risk and needs assessments assist social and justice services agencies by providing:

  • Supervision strategies for adults and young people based on risk and needs, combined with research-based approaches for effective supervision;
  • Child welfare risk and needs assessments designed to estimate the likelihood of future system involvement and case plans to address specific issues in family dynamics that can help families reduce risk and keep their children safe;
  • Valid and reliable estimates of the likelihood that vulnerable or elderly adults will become victims of financial abuse or self-neglect; and
  • Foster care risk assessments to help licensing and child protective services minimize how often children in foster care move from home to home.

Evident Change works closely with each jurisdiction to ensure that assessments are constructed, validated, and customized for the population served. All risk assessments are tested to ensure racial equity, and risk assessments in the adult and youth justice fields are tested to ensure gender equity.

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