The implementation and evaluation of a dynamic risk assessment / case planning tool (the SDAC-21) in serious violent and sexual offenders housed within Ravenhall Prison

This implementation project is designed to enhance an existing “continuum of care” prison model, such that prison staff will enact best practices for repeated assessment and case management among incarcerated serious offenders, thereby preparing from the start of a prison sentence for release planning and eventual community case management.  Evaluation will seek to link case planning variables measured in prison to post-release circumstances, and post-release community outcomes.  This will provide increased understanding of how to best manage incarcerated serious offenders toward successful release