Dynamic Risk Factors

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2. Similar to their assessment counterparts, static risk factors don’t change over time but dynamic risk factors do (Van Voorhis and Salisbury, 2014:141). Dynamic risk factors are extremely important for counselors in relation to their impact of an offender’s treatment. Counselors need to be aware of any changes that take place in the risk factors of the inmate over time. Improvements or evidence of successful steps in the rehabilitation process need to be addressed. When an offender is showing resistance to change, like not showing up for work assignments or causing problems with other inmates, other steps need to be taken on the part of the counselor. Weighing dynamic risk factors are a key part of rehabilitation within the correctional