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Carey Guides and BITS Resources

BITS Primer

The Brief Intervention ToolS (BITS) Primer explores how corrections professionals can use these six short tools to help offenders address key skill deficits; outlines the similarities and differences between the BITS, Carey Guides, and cognitive behavioral programming, and suggests when each intervention strategy may be most appropriate; and summarizes which BITS, Guides, and programming can be used to address various criminogenic needs.
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BITS Tools Usage Guide

The BITS Tools Usage Guide summarizes the circumstances under which staff may want to use each BITS tool and the likely criminogenic needs that the tool addresses.
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Carey Guides User's Guide

The Carey Guides User’s Guide lists all the Carey Guides—and the circumstances under which corrections professionals might use each one—and answers frequently asked questions related to the general use of the Guides (e.g., “What are the differences between the Blue Guides and Red Guides?”), how to integrate the Guides into casework (e.g., “How should I use the Guides in case planning?”), and how to work with offenders on Guide tools (e.g., “Do I have to use all the tools in a Guide?”).
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Carey Guides and BITS FAQs

This resource answers frequently asked questions about the Carey Guides and BITS, such as “What are the Carey Guides?” “What are the BITS?” “How widely are the Guides and BITS used?” and “What other products and services are available to support the effective use of the Guides and BITS?”
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Carey Guides and Driver Workbook Sequencing Chart

Carey Group Publishing has developed a sequencing chart that helps corrections professionals understand a logical order for using the Carey Guides and Driver Workbook. The sequencing chart divides supervision into six time periods—beginning with the first appointment and concluding with the time period just prior to discharge. It identifies the key step and associated goals of each period, and suggests when to use each Carey Guide and the Driver Workbook to help meet those goals and maximize the impact of risk reduction interventions. Corrections professionals may decide to use the Guides in a different order for various reasons, but CGP has identified a way to sequence them so that, for instance, in the first 60–90 days of working with an offender, corrections professionals use Guides that help build rapport, identify strengths, and identify goals. As time progresses, other Guides get deeper into criminogenic needs and case management concerns, and they prepare offenders for release.
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Carey Guides Index

The Carey Guides Index lists each Carey Guide, each tool within each Guide, and the objective of each tool to help corrections professionals determine when to use each of the 33 Guides and 100 tools.
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Carey Guides Linking Chart

This chart links each Carey Guide and Carey Guide tool with each criminogenic need, as well as with responsivity/stabilization factors. Corrections professionals can use this resource to help select which Guides, and which tools within the Guides, would be most appropriate for a particular offender, given the results of their risk/needs assessment.
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Research Resources

A Note About Research Behind the Carey Guides and BITS

Many customers have asked us whether the Carey Guides and Brief Intervention ToolS are built on research. Yes, they are!
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Carey Guides Research Citations

The Carey Guides draw from research on both risk reduction and on the specific topics that the Guides address (e.g., anger, antisocial associates, prosocial rewards, sex offenders). Click here to view research citations for all 33 Guides.


Additional Resources

Stories About the Impacts of the Carey Guides and BITS

Carey Group Publishing's Carey Guides and BITS Contest invited corrections professionals from across the country to share their stories about how these tools have impacted their work and changed the lives of offenders. CGP awarded 1st, 2nd, and three 3rd place prizes, as well as 15 honorable mentions, for stories that were full of insight, data, and hope. We hope that these stories serve as inspiration to you.
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