5120.114 Single validated risk assessment tool.

(A) The department of rehabilitation and correction shall select a single validated risk assessment tool for adult offenders. This assessment tool shall be used by the following entities:

(1) Municipal courts, when the particular court orders an assessment of an offender for sentencing or another purpose;

(2) Common pleas courts, when the particular court orders an assessment of an offender for sentencing or another purpose;

(3) County courts, when the particular court orders an assessment of an offender for sentencing or another purpose;

(4) Municipal court departments of probation;

(5) County departments of probation;

(6) Probation departments established by two or more counties;

(7) State and local correctional institutions;

(8) Private correctional facilities;

(9) Community-based correctional facilities;

(10) The adult parole authority;

(11) The parole board.

(B) For each entity required to use the assessment tool, every employee of the entity who actually uses the tool shall be trained and certified by a trainer who is certified by the department. Each entity utilizing the assessment tool shall develop policies and protocols regarding all of the following activities:

(1) Application and integration of the assessment tool into operations, supervision, and case planning;

(2) Administrative oversight of the use of the assessment tool;

(3) Staff training;

(4) Quality assurance;

(5) Data collection and sharing as described under section 5120.115 of the Revised Code.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 86, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.