SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 124 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 41, by inserting after the word “department;” the following words:- and annually report on the outcomes of programs of rehabilitation upon discharge from the department of correction identified in paragraph (e). The measurement means to determine the outcome of the programs must exceed methods including anecdote or personal testimony, correlation, and pre-program / post-program measures. The outcome measurement report of the programs must report on two groups, whereby persons in one group are receiving the program and the persons in the other group who have not received or completed the program. The two groups in the outcome measurement report must not be different along risks of reoffending, as determined by the DOC COMPAS risk assessment tool, except for the presence and absence of the program. The two groups reported on must have the same numerical range and the same average score on risks to reoffend as identified by the risk assessment tools. The measurement of the program must report on the rate of recidivism for each group and if there is a statistically significant difference between the two groups, or not.
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