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 will be highlighted in purple throughout the module, allowing you to rollover the term to see the definition.

Case manager: The individual responsible for establishing release planning and addressing offender issues during and after incarceration.

Criminogenic: Recognized factors that are proven to correlate highly with future criminal behavior.

Discharge plan section: Specifies interventions addressing the moment of release—those critical first hours and days after release from jail—and facilitating the provision of needed services in the community.

In-custody (pre-release) plan section: Specifies prerelease interventions to be delivered by either jail staff or community-based providers conducting jail “in-reach.”

Post-release plan section: Specifies interventions covering the mid- to long-term transition period to the community. Although the post-release plan is initially developed in jail, it should be revised in the community.

Prosocial: Caring about the rights and welfare of others.1

Transition plan: Preparation and strategy for each individual prisoner’s release from custody, preparing them for return to the community in a law-abiding role after release. In some jurisdictions, transition plans are referred to as case management, discharge, reentry, supervision, or aftercare plans.

Trigger: “A stimulus which has been repeatedly associated with the preparation for, anticipation of, or the use of alcohol or other drugs. These stimuli include people, places, things, time of day, emotional states, and secondary drug use.”2

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1 J.W. A. Sanstock, A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development, 4th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007).

2 Joan E. Zweben, Peggy F. Hora, and Judith B. Cohen, Moving Evidence Based Treatment into the Drug Court Setting (Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2004). Available at http: