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rchurchill - (8/30/2013 2:18:55 PM)
RE:September 2013: Screening and Assessment Tools for RSAT
The updated version of the LSI-R is the LS/CMI which was developed to reflect the increasing knowledge base on offender risk assessment.  It also includes all the forms you would need for a comprehensive case management system (if you don't already have one).  The LS/RNR is another updated option - again based on current research but for those agencies / facilities who already have a solid case management system.  Both updated versions identify risk / need and have sections that capture specific risk/need factors, institutional factors, other non-criminogenic client factors, special responsivity considerations and client strength areas. Training is required in order to use the LSI-R, LS/CMI and LS/RNR and there is a cost involved for the instrument. More information can be found through and search for LS/CMI or LS/RNR. Our agency has used the LSI-R family of instruments in both institutional and community based setting for over 12 years along with other instruments during intake / guide treatment planning.  One of the most beneficial aspects of the instrument is that it helps identify those need areas of our clients that are directly connected to their reasons for engaging in criminal behavior so that we can direct them into the most appropriate services / groups in order to break that pattern of re-offending.