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2024 National DTC Conference. Plenary VI - Using RNR Principles to Guide Our Practice.

Working with those who offend criminally is complex. It requires evidence-based approaches to ensure we are utilizing our time effectively. This involves relying on the research from those who have invested in understanding what works with changing criminal behaviour. When we look at the principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) and how they contribute to the effectiveness of DTC. You can see it in the approach – to supporting clients who enter the program. Lethbridge DTC models their program around the RNR principles which have been proven through research to have a positive impact on changing criminal behaviour long term. Working with the multi-disciplinary team early on to ensure those who are getting into the program are those who present a moderate to high risk of re-offending and are the clients who would benefit from the level of intervention provided. DTC then models the need principle by working collaboratively with the treatment team (Case managers, Probation, and Program Manager) to ensure targeted criminogenic needs. While also acknowledging the non-criminogenic needs which may be present (we cannot ignore these; they on their own will not change behavior). This work is done relying on not only the probation officer doing CBT interventions at check-ins, but the treatment team supporting the client through criminal addictive thinking – which addresses the various criminogenic need areas. This is all done in an individual way which is tailored to the client’s responsivity.

Chelsey De Groot MAL- Lethbridge Drug Treatment Court
Joshlyn Hill- Lethbridge Probation
Maarten Molenaar- Lethbridge Drug Treatment Court

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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