Our Service Planning Instrument (SPIn™) assesses risk, needs and protective factors in adult populations. It can be used in probation, parole, re-entry and custodial settings to assess risk of recidivism and to identify service needs.
The primary objective of SPIn is to help case workers develop service plans for their criminal justice clients. SPIn also:
- Provides scoring, classifying offenders according to overall risk level so that you can assign adequate supervision.
- Focuses on user application issues – building assessment interfaces that help users apply the results.
- Links assessment results immediately to individual case planning and to appropriate service provision.
- Helps with case planning by identifying areas of need that you can easily link to interventions and other services for adult offenders.
- Displays assessment results using clear, easy to follow graphical features through web-based software
After producing a risk and protective factor profile, SPIn software helps guide users through case plan development. It also tracks the progress of the case plan over time.
In addition to training on conducting SPIn assessments, we offer a two-day training course for case planning purposes.
We have developed a number of tools for helping jurisdictions make the most of SPIn:
- Supervisor training
- Quality assurance assessment
- Data workshops
- Refresher training
- On-site technical support
For more information on SPIn, please see our brochure.