The PSA Implementation Guides are designed to help criminal justice professionals successfully incorporate the PSA into their jurisdiction’s pretrial systems. The guides and their supporting resources will enable local leaders and their implementation teams to plan, integrate, test, and launch the PSA with fidelity.

The guides are organized by the six phases of the PSA implementation process. Each guide concisely describes an implementation task and supports the implementation team with instructions, examples, and template resources. The guides include comprehensive materials to train people on scoring the PSA, presentation resources to introduce the PSA to local stakeholders, and materials that will help policy teams consider how their pretrial decision-making processes may change as a result of using a research-based pretrial assessment.

Individuals responsible for implementing the PSA in their jurisdiction should review all of the guides in their entirety and share them with implementation team members as appropriate.

All guides are available as web pages or for download as individual PDF files. The resources supporting each guide are available for download, individually or combined in a single file.

Month: 0
Readiness
1APSA Readiness Checklist
Months: 2-8
Managing Risk
8AExample Decision Framework
Months: 1-2
Engagement
3APSA Planning Worksheet
5APSA Implementation Plan
6AFirst Team Meeting Agenda
6BPSA Implementation Presentation
6CImplementation Team Education Lesson Plan
6DImplementation Team Education Presentation
6EImplementation Team Education Handouts
Months: 2-8
Technology Integration
7APSA Business Requirements
7BPSA Data Elements Worksheet
7CPSA Test Scenarios
9AExamples of a Release Conditions Matrix
9BRelease Conditions Matrix Presentation
9CPSA Results Presentation
Months: 2-8
Measuring Risk
10AViolent Offense List Presentation
11APSA Scoring Manual
12AStandard PSA Report
Months: 5-8
Training
13AStakeholder Education Lesson Plan
13BStakeholder Education Presentation
13CStakeholder Education Agenda
13DStakeholder Education Handouts
14AAssessor Training Lesson Plan
14BAssessor Training Presentation
14CAssessor Training Agenda
14DAssessor Training Handouts
Months: 7-8
Fidelity
15AQA Review Worksheet
15BQA Monthly Spreadsheet
15CQA Spreadsheet by Officer
15DQA Independent Audit Spreadsheet