National survey of risk-need assessment tools and data management technologies being used by tribal courts

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Tribal Justice Exchange’s survey aims to work with tribes to create a culturally appropriate assessment tool and find solutions for tracking justice system data

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Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation’s Tribal Justice Exchange department is conducting a national survey of risk-need assessment tools and data management technologies being used by tribal courts and we need your help.

The best person to fill out this survey is someone who works in a tribal court, or who has clients who are involved in a tribal justice system. Case workers, social service providers, treatment providers, judges, court staff, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers to name a few are welcome to complete our survey. Risk-need assessments have become important tools for reducing the use of jail and safely diverting justice-involved individuals to alternative, community-based programming. Currently all the major risk-need assessment tools available were developed for state justice systems. Similarly, the data management systems that help courts store, track, and analyze information about court-involved individuals were designed with state courts in mind. There is a critical need for culturally responsive risk-need assessments and data management tools designed specifically for tribes.

Risk-need assessments have become important tools for reducing the use of jail and safely diverting justice-involved individuals to alternative, community-based programming. Currently all the major risk-need assessment tools available were developed for state justice systems. Similarly, the data management systems that help courts store, track, and analyze information about court-involved individuals were designed with state courts in mind. There is a critical need for culturally responsive risk-need assessments and data management tools designed specifically for tribes.

Pictured: Tribal Justice Tools Survey flyer.
Pictured: Tribal Justice Tools Survey flyer.(Image: Center for Court Innovation)

The results of this survey will be used to help develop a new risk-need assessment tool and court-based data management technologies designed specifically for tribal courts.

Our survey is anonymous and takes around 30 minutes to complete. Please share and circulate with your colleagues. We hope to have as much representation as possible!

Purpose of this survey

Your participation can help improve understanding of what tribal court tools and technologies are needed to help with the administration of justice in your community.

Learn about the survey results

Survey participants will be invited to a webinar at the end of the survey to learn about the survey results and can opt to receive a copy of the final report.

Be part of a pilot program 

Survey participants can request that their tribe be considered as a pilot site for a new risk-need assessment tool being developed by the Center.  

Survey ends November 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXLJXSM

For more information about this survey or the risk-need assessment pilot program, contact: tribaljustice@courtinnovation.org.

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Twitter: @tribaljustice_

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