This self-assessment tool is designed to aid correctional administrators in evaluating and
improving their release planning practices. With funding from the Annie E. Casey
Foundation and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Urban Institute staff
developed and piloted a monthly assessment tool for individual correctional institutions
and a yearly assessment tool for correctional agencies to monitor overall departmental
performance. The policies and procedures identified as best practices in the tool are
drawn from Release Planning for Successful Reentry: A Guide for Corrections, Service
Providers, and Community Groups.