SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 123A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 6, after the word “provided” the following words:-, and the outcomes of treatments upon discharge from the department of correction and the department of youth services. The measurement means to determine the outcome measure 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, whereas 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 and needs of reoffending from one another, as determined by the DOC COMPAS risk assessment tool and a similar tool in the DYS, except for the presence and absence of the program. The two groups reported on must include persons who have the same risks and needs to reoffend as identified by the risk assessment tools. The measurement of the program must annually 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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