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Promoting Reentry Well-Being: A Novel Assessment Tool for Individualized Service Assignment in Prisoner Reentry Programs

Reentry programs in the United States absorb a steady stream of former prisoners, and many of these individuals have multiple service needs that are not fully met by one-size-fits-all approaches to treatment. In this Practice Update, the authors describe the Reentry Well-Being Assessment Tool, which is designed to facilitate the assignment of individualized treatment services in such programs. The authors provide specific guidance on treatment principles and targets, implementation, and fidelity monitoring, emphasizing the tool’s ability to tailor services to individual needs.

Project: Decarceration


Veeh, C. A., Renn, T., & Pettus-Davis, C. (2018). Promoting reentry well-being: A novel assessment tool for individualized service assignment in prisoner reentry programs. Social Work, 63(1), 91–96. doi:10.1093/sw/swx050