Risk, Needs, Responsivity…and Now What? Exploring a Community Supervision Practice Model to Transform Probation and Parole


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

In the last several decades, community supervision has embraced the Risk, Needs, and Responsivity (RNR) model as best practice to effectively supervise individuals in the community. While staff know who and what to target, most are still left wondering “what’s next? How do I use this information.” A practice model is an approach that is built on research-based best practices to inform all aspects of the work and outlines the most effective techniques for working with an individual by incorporating key stakeholders in a collaborative way. This 90-minute session, will explore what a practice model looks like in community supervision settings and how that builds on the RNR principles already being used. Participants will leave with ideas about how such a practice model might work within their own agencies as well as strategies for implementation of a practice model and potential challenges.


Dr. Lynna McPhatter-Harris
Program Associate, National Council on Crime & Delinquency

Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, MS, EdD, is a Program Associate with NCCD, where her primary work is to assist agencies to implement strategies for improving outcomes. Prior to joining NCCD, she worked in the correctional services and child welfare fields for 22 years in multiple capacities including direct service, management, therapeutic services, and training. Dr. McPhatter-Harris earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, San Diego, California.

Katie G Meyer
Program Associate, National Council on Crime and Deliquency

Katie Meyer leads the CAIS and JAIS work at NCCD, emphasizing differential supervision in community and institutional settings. Prior to working at NCCD, Katie worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in research and program evaluation. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Charlene Y Taylor
Senior Researcher, National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Dr. Charlene Y. Taylor is a Senior Researcher with NCCD where she works on many of the justice projects. She has over 20 years of experience in the development and validation of risk/needs assessment tools, program implementation and evaluation, training, and other technical assistance activities. Dr. Taylor earned her Doctorate in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati