FSA – Antisocial Peers
|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022
|Associating primarily with peers involved in criminal behavior puts one at higher risk of sharing in that behavior. Over time, incarcerated individuals lose contact with their prosocial support system, leaving them without a network to help reinforce appropriate behaviors.
The MCAA has demonstrated significant associations with other measures of criminal thinking style and predictive validity for the outcomes of general and violent recidivism.
|MEASURE OF NEED
|Measures of Criminal Attitudes and Associates (MCAA)
The MCAA is a two-part self-report measure of criminal thinking style and antisocial associates. Part A is a quantified self-report measure of antisocial associates. Part B contains four attitude scales: Violence, Entitlement, Antisocial Intent, and Associates.
|DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT
|GOAL OF INTERVENTION
|To Reduce association with antisocial peers and enhance contact with prosocial support.