Developing Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Past Event
November 28, 2017, 8:00 am

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

This webinar provides an overview of a web-based tool that includes key priorities for developing and implementing collaborative comprehensive case plans and features grantee profiles as examples of lead case planners (behavioral health treatment providers, corrections, and community supervision). These collaborative comprehensive case plans build upon Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery, which provided a framework for prioritizing supervision and treatment resources for people based on their level of criminogenic risk and the severity of their behavioral health needs.

While jurisdictions around the country have made progress in using validated screening and assessment instruments to identify substance use and mental disorders and to assess for criminogenic risk factors, many programs still struggle to incorporate this information into case plans in a way that reflects identified behavioral health and criminogenic needs and optimizes the likelihood of attaining the persons’ goals. During the webinar, two former Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders (SCA COD) grantee programs discuss their successes and challenges in the case planning process. This web-based tool was specifically developed based on experience with SCA COD grantees over the past seven years in order to help the field create case plans that equally utilize criminogenic risk and behavioral health assessments.

Session Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify key priorities for developing and implementing collaborative comprehensive case plans
  • Understand strategies for ensuring that case plans balance behavioral health and criminogenic needs
  • Review how to use the web-base collaborative comprehensive case plan tools


  • Mark Stovell, Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, The Council of State Governments Justice Center


  • Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Tina BialasClinical Supervisor, Corrections Program & Director of Behavioral Health, Bridgeway Recovery Services, Inc. (Salem, Oregon)
  • Levin SchwartzAssistant Deputy Superintendent of Clinical & Reentry Services, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (Greenfield, Massachusetts)
  • Sarah Wurzburg, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health, The Council of State Governments Justice Center

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