Ft. Riley Risk Reduction Program
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The Risk Reduction Program (RRP) is a commander's tool designed to decrease Soldier high-risk behaviors, thus increasing Soldier and unit readiness. The program has been developed to identify and mitigate high risk behaviors (HRB) by utilizing a coordinated effort between commanders and installation agencies to implement effective intervention strategies.
Monthly data is provided to commanders furnishing a unit "snap shot" relating to the 14 high risk factors (i.e., deaths, accidents, sexually transmitted infections/diseases, self harm and suicide attempts, AWOLs, drug offenses, alcohol offenses, traffic violations, crimes against persons, crimes against property, spouse abuse, child abuse, financial problems and positive urinalysis). There are four risk factors tracked but not reported on the "snap shot" (urinalysis samples shipped, chapter eliminations, courts martial and disciplinary action). This data is then compared to Installation and Army averages then graphically displayed as a shot group. Commanders can quickly identify problem areas and react with additional awareness training.
The Risk Reduction Program coordinates monthly Installation Prevention Team (IPT) meetings, chaired by the Garrison Commander. The meetings are to review current risk factors and plan for upcoming prevention strategies based on historical trends. The primary goal of the IPT is to assist commanders in developing prevention strategies to reduce high risk factors, which may have a detrimental impact on Soldier and Unit Readiness. Though the primary unit of focus for the team is the battalion size unit, it is not limited to that. The team can be developing and implementing prevention strategies and programs simultaneously at a number of different levels from the installation of individual units of company or battery size.
The RRP also offers the Unit Risk Inventory (URI) and the Reintegration Unit Risk Inventory (R-URI). These surveys are anonymous questionnaires designed to screen for high risk behaviors and attitudes that compromise unit readiness. The URI is administered to the unit no later than 30 days prior to deployment or to non-deploying units annually; the R-URI is administered to redeploying Soldiers 60-180 days after redeployment. The results of the URI/R-URI will be used to adjust training and prevention efforts within the unit to reduce high-risk behaviors. The URI is also a great tool for incoming commanders to assess the climate within their new unit. These surveys are mandated in accordance with the Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) Directive dated 26 Mar 07.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our Risk Reduction Program Coordinators, Bldg 7424, Room 117, Apennines Drive on Custer Hill, at 785-240-3089 or 785-239-1970.