Offender intake assessment entails the timely and logical examination of important information and classification of vital static and changing aspects that influence the safe and timely rehabilitation of the offender. An accurate assessment facilitates the fair, efficient, and ethical classification of offenders. Having an accurate evaluation of the offender’s risk, needs, and classification is imperative for sound management decision-making during the sentence. The facts gathered and evaluated during offender intake evaluation are used to make decisions such as the need for urgent intervention or severe supervision, initial custody and placement to a rehabilitation facility, and indoctrination and safety decisions. 1. Need for immediate intervention or intensive supervision
Immediate intervention is appropriate for first-time offenders charged with delinquency and non-violent...