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Level of Service Inventory–Revised: Screening Version

Don Andrews, Ph.D.
James Bonta, Ph.D.


The Level of Service Inventory-Revised: Screening Version (LSI-R:SV™) is a screening instrument that is ideal to use in situations where it may not be feasible to complete the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) or Level of Service Inventory/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) assessment for every offender. Research conducted with the LSI-R:SV shows that it is predictive of a variety of outcomes that are essential in offender management. The LSI-R:SV is able to predict violent recidivism and violations among probation samples while under community supervision, and institutional misconduct among incarcerated offenders. Furthermore, results from the LSI-R:SV are also able to indicate offenders who may require a complete LSI-R or LSI/CMI assessment.

How to Use the Assessment
The LSI–R:SV consists of eight items that were selected from the LSI–R (page 3). Results provide a complete summary of dynamic risk areas that may require further assessment and possibly intervention. The LSI–R:SV is available in handscored and software formats. With the handscored format, you use an Interview Guide to complete the interview component, and QuikScore™ Forms to record your ratings based on interview and file information. With the software format, you can instantly generate Profile Reports upon completing the assessment.
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Scales & Forms

LSI-R:SV Interview Guide
The LSI-R:SV Interview Guide contains a series of questions that directly link to the areas that need to be assessed to complete the LSI-R:SV QuikScore form.

LSI-R:SV QuikScore™ Forms
The LSI-R:SV QuikScore™ form is professional-completed and includes the necessary elements for scoring the instrument. The QuikScore™ forms contain special aids that make scoring and profiling very quick and efficient, while minimizing potential for key errors.

  • Criminal History
  • Education/Employment
  • Family/Marital
  • Companions
  • Alcohol/Drug Problems
  • Attitudes/Orientation
  • Personal/Emotional

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Don Andrews, Ph.D. &
James Bonta, Ph.D.

Age Range 16 years and older

Administration Time 10–15 minutes

Administration Type Structured Interview

Qualification Level B