The following terms are often used in discussing Re-entry:

Evidence-Based Practice: An intervention that is proven effective through scientific research to obtain a desired outcome

Risk: Likelihood of recidivism in the community; probability that an offender will commit additional offenses

Criminogenic Need: Dynamic factors most strongly related to likelihood of reoffending

Custodial Level: Degree of supervision an inmate receives in a jail facility

Screening: The strategy used to identify an individual’s potential risk or needs as he or she enters the jail or another agency

Assessment: A system of assessing inmate criminogenic risks and needs for the purpose of determining transition needs; for use in the facility as well as the in the community

Intervention: An evidence-based program or practice used to improve the factors that strongly relate to the likelihood of reoffending


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