The Level of Service / Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI)




The LS/CMI is a comprehensive instrument that aims to support practitioners to conduct a thorough review of a person’s circumstances, difficulties and strengths, that leads to a plan of intervention. Advancing practice that adheres to the principles of risk, needs and responsivity, the LS/CMI is based on research and has been developed following extensive consultation with practitioners.


LS/CMI was introduced in Scotland from October 2010, and is the common method of risk assessment within Criminal Justice Social Work and the Scottish Prison Service.


We hope that you find information and resources in this section that will help you to understand, support or participate in the implementation of the LS/CMI in Scotland. The primary purposes of this section are to support learning and provide the facility to enhance quality assurance and evaluation.