Intake and Referral Protocol

In order to pursue placement, the referring agent should provide detailed documentation, including police reports, victim impact statements, court documents, pre-sentence reports, psychosexual evaluation (if completed), psychological assessments, probation requirements or any other information relevant to understanding the referred client. Once the client’s materials have been sent, we request that you ask the offender to contact the agency for their initial intake assessment appointment. This allows for motivation to be assessed from the beginning. Once the offender is referred to the SORS program, the intake team reviews the appropriateness of placement. Such considerations as level of risk, typology of offender, amenability to treatment, level of denial, age, intelligence, current living situation, secondary diagnostic features, manageability, response to prior intervention and supervision, level of violence and financial stability are considered in acceptance considerations.