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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3426         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1382

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the recidivism reducing program reporting by the Commissioner of the Department of Correction.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3426        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1382

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1382) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the recidivism reducing program reporting by the Commissioner of the Department of Correction.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              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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