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Review and Revalidation of the First Step Act Risk Assessment Tool, Fiscal Year 2020

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With this funding opportunity, NIJ seeks review and revalidate on an annual basis the risk assessment tool developed in response to the First Step Act (FSA). The risk assessment tool, the Prisoner Assessment Tool Targeting Estimated Risk and Needs (PATTERN), will be implemented and used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to predict the likelihood of general and violent recidivism for all BOP inmates.


Number of Awards: 2
Total Amount Awarded: $96,200


Date Modified: March 5, 2020

NIJ held a webinar to discuss this opportunity on March 4, 2020. The transcript and presentation will be added to the statement of work document in the coming week. 

Date Modified: April 7, 2020

NIJ has extended the application deadline to April 24, 2020. 

Date Modified: April 8, 2020

On March 4, 2020, NIJ hosted a webinar that provided an overview and discussion of this statement of work. The slides and transcript from this webinar have been added to the end of this document.

Date Created: December 12, 2019