Assessment is the first critical phase because it helps to map a pathway to the end point — employment.
Assessments are individualized in order to be able to identify the strengths of the client, and the areas of need to assist the clients in meeting their goals. The combination of these phases, along with other important information from other assessments, gives clients a better chance to achieve the overall goal to overcome the recidivism of the past.
Most risk/need assessments currently being offered in the jail system are not focused on future employment or education. STEP can enhance employment opportunities by also collaborating in offering assessments focused on gaining employment through testing, completing vocational training, and/or completing their education by:
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