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 Assessmentessment

Module 7: Transition Plan Development

Module 8: Targeted Transition Interventions

Module 9: Self-Evaluation and Sustainability

Section 1: Identifying Your Present Interventions

This section will help you first identify the current jail and community transition intervention programs currently in place and then determine gaps in service. This is a starting point in any intervention process and is useful for the following reasons:

Intervention examples

  1. Resource information and referrals
  2. Courses
  3. Training sessions
  4. Formal services, treatment, and training
  5. Case management
  6. Mentoring
  7. Supervision

You will want to briefly describe the type of interventions available, the client and staff type, and when and where the intervention takes place.

Next, use other sources to add to your inventory. These can include the following:

Do not assume that all the information you receive is accurate and current.

The following are categories that might be included in a community inventory:

Service Provider Database Categories

Agency name Appointment required
Program name Referral required
Services provided Language(s) spoken
Address Eligibility requirements
Contact person Program exclusions
City, state, zip code Space availability
Neighborhood or geographic zone Documents required
Phone number Fee structure
E-mail address Other information
Web site address Date agency first contacted
Fax number Date agency information last updated
Hours and days of operation Comments
Weekend days and hours  

Finally, develop a database that inventories programs in the jail and the community to better manage available services and help you identify any gaps or lack of continuation of services from the jail to the community.

Provided here is a template of a jail- (J) and community-based (CB) service and treatment inventory table. You will want to revise the template based on the service availability in your community. However, the 29 interventions listed are the most common services offered and found useful by those transitioning from jail to the community.

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