Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Addressing Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs

Note: This site provides tools and resources to assist in developing and implementing collaborative case plans, including the "Developing Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans" webinar, which offers tips on how to get the most out of this site.

The Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs framework introduced state leaders and policymakers to the concept of prioritizing supervision and treatment resources for people based on their criminogenic risk and needs, as well as their behavioral health needs. Since then, the framework has been used as a foundational tool by federal grantees of the Second Chance Act (SCA) and the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP).

But many programs still struggle to develop and implement case plans that assist their participants in reducing their risk for recidivating and advancing their goals for recovery even though criminal justice and behavioral health professionals now have the tools to identify high-risk and high-needs people in the criminal justice system. However, these professionals can use the following web-based tool and resources to better integrate critical behavioral health and criminogenic risk and needs information into comprehensive case plans that actively engage the participant and reflect a balanced and collaborative partnership between criminal justice, behavioral health, and social service systems.