2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:574.21 - Parole risk assessment pilot program; statistical system; agency cooperation; rules promulgation

(5) PAROLE RISK ASSESSMENT PILOT PROGRAM

§574.21. Parole risk assessment pilot program; statistical system; agency cooperation; rules promulgation

            A. The Board of Parole shall establish a parole risk assessment pilot program which shall incorporate risk assessment analysis into the parole decision making process. The risk assessment analysis shall be designed to enhance objectivity and consistency in the parole decision making process. The program shall include the development of objective parole criteria consisting of statistical evaluation of the threat to society posed by parole candidates based on past patterns of recidivism.

            B. The board shall utilize in the program, an offender risk assessment scoring system designed to measure the threat of risk of new criminal activity in general and the specific threat of new violence.

            C. The pilot program shall conclude on April 15, 1995, unless the legislature extends this date or establishes a similar program prior to that date. The Board of Parole shall report annually to the legislature on the progress of the program, with such information on the impact of the use of objective criteria on the parole rate, prison population levels, and public protection as may be available from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice.

            D. Contingent upon the availability of funding, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice shall provide the necessary resources, including clerical and administrative personnel, required by the committee on parole to establish, implement and evaluate the risk assessment pilot program. Specifically, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice, the Louisiana Sentencing Commission, and the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information shall provide technical assistance to the committee on parole, and shall make available all facts, records, information, data and data processing assistance required by the committee.

            E. The committee on parole is hereby authorized to promulgate rules necessary to effectuate this Subpart.

            Acts 1990, No. 411, §1; Acts 2012, No. 714, §8.

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