Module 7: Section 1: Module Objectives

In Module 5: Targeted Intervention Strategies, you learned about the 11 tasks outlined in the Targeted Intervention Strategies section of the TJC Implementation Roadmap and the importance of using the risk-need-responsivity model to determine the appropriate strategies to address an individual's criminogenic factors pre- and post-release.

In this module we guide you through task 4 of the Targeted Intervention section of the Roadmap. This task highlights the importance of developing transition plans for selected individuals during their jail stay, based on objective assessment of risks and needs.

Task 4. Produce transition plans for selected jail entrants.

This module has five sections:

  1. The Role of Transition Plans
  2. Transition Plan Content
  3. Selecting the Targeted Population
  4. Case Management and the Transition Plan Process
  5. Terms Used in the Field

By the end of this module, you will be able to

  • Explain why transition plans are important.
  • Identify the essential elements of a transition plan.
  • Determine who receives transition plans.
  • Develop transition plans for your population.

Let's revisit what we have learned so far in the Transition Plan Development module. Please select the phrase that correctly completes the following sentence.

The main goal of a transition plan should be

To develop an individualized written plan of intervention.

To clearly outline the changes your facility must make to implement TJC.

To highlight gaps in service provision.

To determine whether your facility is collaborating effectively with other services.


In this section, you learned that a transition plan specifies the types of interventions an individual needs, when and where the interventions should occur, and by whom. A transition plan has three components: (1) an in-custody (prerelease) section, (2) a discharge planning section, and (3) a post-release planning section.