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Employment Retention Inventory Study Planned for Counties in Oregon and Pennsylvania
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As justice-involved individuals move through the criminal-justice system, correctional staff use case management tools to monitor progress. Case management involves monitoring individuals to ensure their completion of court-ordered sanctions, such as community service hours, payment of fees, or restitution, without reoffending. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) also expands the definition to include evaluating and assessing the need to connect justice-involved individuals to appropriate services and resources based on their risk to reoffend.

A new case management tool, the Employment Retention Inventory (ERI), is the focus of a study funded by the National Institute of Corrections. The study aims to:

  • Determine the effectiveness of the ERI in predicting job loss.
  • Identify and target the risk factors related to recidivism that also contribute to job loss.

Validation Study

Validation of the ERI, as well as study of the relationship between employment retention and recidivism, will be conducted in collaboration with the Urban Institute from September 9, 2013–September 8, 2015. Probation offices in Jackson County, Oregon, and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have been selected as the research sites.

For additional information see the ERI Fact Sheet and NIC’s Offender Employment Retention Initiative




Posted Mon, Jul 14 2014 12:01 PM by Susan Powell

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