To outline the process for determining an offender’s security level and penitentiary placement
Applies to staff responsible for the intake assessment, the development of the Correctional Plan and the penitentiary placement of offenders
The Regional Deputy Commissioner will ensure:
procedures and agreements are in place for provincial authorities to inform CSC of new federal sentences and long-term supervision orders
intake assessment and correctional planning policies are effectively communicated to operational units and monitored
operational reviews of policies and procedures are conducted on a regular basis
policy gaps are promptly communicated to the Assistant Commissioner, Correctional Operations and Programs
significant staff safety issues are dealt with pursuant to the Employee Protection Program Guidelines.
The Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Institutional Operations, will:
provide support and advice to the Assistant Wardens, Interventions, responsible for the intake assessment process, correctional planning of the sentence and penitentiary placement
provide support and advice to the Assistant Wardens, Operations, responsible for the admission and immediate needs process.
The Institutional Head responsible for the reception of offenders and the intake assessment process:
may refuse to admit a person into the penitentiary who does not have a medical certificate
will ensure the person delivered to the institution is the person referred to in the warrant of committal and that this is verified
will ensure that health services are available when required, nursing assessments are completed within 24 hours of initial arrival (including following a court return, an inter or intra-regional transfer and a warrant of suspension), and mental health screenings are carried out pursuant to CD 800 – Health Services, CD 843 – Management of Inmate Self-Injurious and Suicidal Behaviour, CD 850 – Mental Health Services and the Institutional Mental Health Initiative (IMHI)
The Assistant Warden, Interventions, responsible for the intake assessment process and the correctional planning of the sentence will:
ensure appropriate sentence management procedures are in place to verify admissions, calculate eligibility dates, and address issues pertaining to the administration of the sentence pursuant to CD 703 – Sentence Management
establish a process to monitor compliance and effective implementation of policies
implement procedures in support of the intake assessment and development of the Correctional Plan in consultation with the offender, as soon as practicable after his/her admission to a penitentiary
ensure the provision of programs, services, and activities which respect gender, ethnic, cultural and linguistic differences, and are responsive to the special needs of women offenders, Aboriginal offenders, offenders requiring mental health care and other groups pursuant to CD 726 – Correctional Programs
ensure the provision of pre-treatment and awareness programs such as suicide awareness and prevention
ensure that offenders serving sentences of four years or less are provided with programs during the intake process
ensure a process is in place to review re-admissions and requests for re-admissions, and determine the level of reassessment in relation to a change in the offender’s offence cycle
Correctional Intervention Board: a multidisciplinary team that approves interventions and contributes to recommendations or decisions for complex cases. The Interdisciplinary Mental Health Team is considered a component of the Correctional Intervention Board.