This Corrections Today article describes the potential of Artificial Intelligence to be an invaluable resource to community supervision officers as they monitor offender behavior and facilitate reentry programming. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research and development agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking to expand the use of AI beyond structured risk assessments. The applications NIJ plans could use machine-learning algorithms to provide real-time guidance to community supervision officers and to intervene with offenders in periods of crisis. The precision of machine learning, coupled with the latest mobile communications and wearable technology, can give community supervision officers the ability to identify those most at risk and tailor timely interventions, thus preventing recidivism in real time.
Tapping into Artificial Intelligence: Advanced Technology to Prevent Crime and Support Reentry
National Institute of Justice