Risk/Needs Assessments 

Our Case Managers are certified to utilize an array of behavioral and risk/needs assessments. Below are some of the tools we use:

Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI)is a comprehensive assessment tool that identifies a client's specific criminogenic needs and offers responsive programming recommendations to overcome these barriers. The most notable aspects of this tool are:

  • Combines risk assessment and case management in one convenient evidence-based system

  • Provides all the essential tools needed to aid professionals in treatment planning for and management of offenders in justice, forensic, correctional, prevention, and related agencies

  • Assesses the rehabilitation needs of offenders, their risk of recidivism, and the most relevant factors related to supervision and programming requirements

  • Focuses on offender strengths and is gender-informed

The Static-99 is a ten item actuarial assessment instrument created by R. Karl Hanson, Ph.D. and David Thornton, Ph.D. for use with adult male sexual offenders who are at least 18 year of age at time of release to the community. It is the most widely used sex offender risk assessment instrument in the world.

The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide-Revised (VRAG-R) is the innovative update to the most commonly-used actuarial violence risk assessment tool in the world. Designed to estimate the likelihood that a male criminal offender or forensic psychiatric patient will commit a new violent or sexual offense, the VRAG-R produces an estimated recidivism rate for different lengths of follow-up.

 

Replication studies have established the VRAG scheme’s ability to accurately predict violent recidivism in a variety of settings as well as in both violent sexual offenders and non-violent offenders. 

There are currently 10 tools in the Ohio Risk Assessment System which can be used at different decision points in order to determine the risk level and needs of a client.  These tools further assist Case Managers in case planning, determining supervision level, program referral and placement, and treatment intervention. The tools include:

  1. Pre-Trial Tool (PAT)

  2. Community Supervision Screening Tool (CSST)

  3. Community Supervision Tool (CST)

  4. Prison Screening Tool (PST)

  5. Prison Intake Tool (PIT)

  6. Reentry Tool (RT)

  7. Supplemental Reentry Tool (SRT)

  8. Misdemeanor Screening Tool (MST)

  9. Misdemeanor Assessment Tool (MAT)

  10. Static Tool (ST)

GPS electronic monitoring, Public Safety Assessment, PSA, GPS, global positioning system monitoring, alcohol monitoring, pre-trial monitoring, defendant monitoring, breathalyzer, remote breathalyzer, Bluetooth monitoring, ankle monitoring, house arrest, curfew, court bond conditions, bail, juvenile monitoring, teen monitoring.