Author: John J. Liptak, EdD
This unique self-scoring assessment identifies the challenges offenders will face upon release and re-entry into society. It measures barriers in the following categories:
With this tool, counselors and administrators can quickly identify individuals' major concerns. In addition, the Offender Reintegration Scale (ORS) can be used as both a pre-release and post-release measure.
The ORS helps offenders and ex-offenders identify potential barriers to successful re-entry, and helps them develop a plan for overcoming these barriers to become a successful, contributing member of society. Counselors and administrators can better prevent recidivism, institutions can access the success of rehabilitation efforts and programs, and ex-offenders can take the steps necessary to move forward.
In a survey of 151 individuals who completed this assessment online:
Select the format that works best for your clients’ or students' needs. The print version is ideal for in-person meetings and workshops and can be a helpful reference tool during one-on-one discussions.
The online version offers automated scoring and allows individuals to complete the assessment at home at their convenience. Results are immediately saved and provided to administrators. This option is ideal for serving or advising individuals who are unable to meet face-to-face.
Interested in using this assessment in your program or curriculum? Contact your JIST account manager for more information.