Module 1: Getting Started

Module 2: Leadership, Vision and Organizational Culture

Module 3: Collaborative Structure and Joint Ownership

Module 4: Data-Driven Understanding of Local Reentry

Module 5: Targeted Intervention Strategies

Module 6: Screening and Assessment

Module 7: Transition Plan Development

Module 8: Targeted Transition Interventions

Module 9: Self-Evaluation and Sustainability

Section 5: Terms Used in the Field

This section defined a number of basic terms used in this module. These terms have been highlighted in purple throughout the module, allowing you to rollover the term to see the definition.

Data: A recording of facts, concepts, or instructions on a storage medium for communication, retrieval, and analysis.

Data-driven process of local reentry: The process of collecting and analyzing data to make appropriate decisions when transitioning individuals from the jail to the community.

Data mining: The “process of analyzing data in order to determine patterns and their relationships.”1

Management information system: “An information collection and analysis system, usually computerized, that facilitates access to program and participant information. It is usually designed and used for administrative purposes.”2

Primary data: Original data obtained directly from individuals through screening, assessment, surveys, interviews, or focus groups.

Secondary data: Useful data already collected for another purpose, such as health records and resource information.

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1 Biere, Mike (2011). The new era of enterprise business intelligence: Using analytics to achieve a global competitive advantage. NY: IBM Press.

2 Bureau of Justice Assistance, Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement. Available at