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CJS 304 Case Planning with Justice-Involved Individuals

The goal in corrections is to reduce risk of reoffending and help clients change their thinking and behavior. This course utilizes strategies within a case planning process by addressing criminogenic needs that most effectively protect the public and effect change in the client's criminal behavior. This will teach you a process for creating initial case plans in partnership with clients, as well as a process for ongoing case plan development.


Special information

Co-requisites: CJS 202 AND CJS 303 AND HSER 346. Note: This course is open to Evidence Based Practices Certificate Program (EBP) Students only.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 8, 2019 to August 14, 2022

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate the case planning process.
  • Describe the role responsivity plays in case planning and demonstrate how to build these needs into a case plan.
  • Demonstrate how to guide the conversation to motivate the client to work on criminogenic needs.
  • Develop a goal during a practice session and develop tasks to meet that goal.
  • Demonstrate how interviewing skills, risk-needs assessments, and cognitive behavioral interventions impact case planning.