Module 5: Targeted Intervention Strategies

Welcome to Targeted Intervention Strategies. This module provides an overview of targeted intervention strategies that are designed to improve the outcomes of people transitioning from jail to the community. This module also will explain how to use the Triage Matrix Implementation Tool to match offenders to the appropriate intervention and how to use the risk-need-responsivity model to increase the likelihood of success for those transitioning from jail to the community.

"Reentry of citizens to our communities is an issue that can and should be addressed beginning within our facilities, from admission all the way through release and assimilation back into our communities. What better time could there be to begin to identify and address inmates' risks and needs than while they are within our care and custody? It is imperative that all of our treatment strategies, both in custody and post release, target and address individual needs consistently to utilize our resources wisely and insure the best possible long-term public safety outcomes."

Katherine Tilley Burns, Re-entry Coordinator,
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Jacksonville, Florida

This module has three sections and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

The recommended audience for this module includes:

  • Sheriffs
  • Jail administrators
  • Correction officers
  • Jail treatment staff
  • Community corrections staff
  • Reentry coordinators
  • Judges and Officers of the Court
  • Pretrial Services Staff
  • Community providers
  • Probation officers
  • Pretrial services
  • County commissioners
  • County board members
  • Criminal justice council members

This module also includes resource lists for additional reading.

Download Module 5 in PDF format.