FSA – FINANCE/POVERTY
|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022||According to Becker (1968), the crime’s cost appears lower than the benefits gained. There is a direct correlation between poverty and criminality.|
|MEASURE OF NEED||Finance/Poverty Screen
• Unit Team reviews the PSR (“Financial Condition” section)
• Is there documentation of any of the following?
Any history of bankruptcy
No bank account
No assets or liabilities noted in PSR
Debts noted in credits report or other sources
Tax liabilities/back taxes
Unpaid alimony/child support
Other indications of a lack of financial management skills
• YES? NO?
If the answer is yes, the inmate has a Finance/Poverty Need
|DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT||Unit Management|
|GOAL OF INTERVENTION||Provide and promote opportunities for financial independence and success|