Adult, probationer assessments (tests) are listed alphabetically by name, in an annotated, descriptive style. Each assessment (test) is briefly described and its website is cited, for more information. These websites contain more, test-specific information, like unique, assessment (test) features, cost, example report, research, etc.

Adult Probation Tests

Adult Outpatient Assessment (AOA): The Adult Outpatient Assessment (AOA) is an evidence based test that is designed for adult (male and female) outpatient screening or assessment. The AOA consists of 153 true-false and multiple choice questions and takes on average 25 to 30 minutes to complete. Psychiatrists, psychologists, private practitioners, counselors and mental health professionals use the AOA to screen at intake. The AOA contains eight (8) scales (measures or domains): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Self-Esteem Scale, 3. Alcohol Scale, 4. Drug Scale, 5. DSM-IV Substance Abuse Scale, 6. DSM-IV Substance Dependency Scale, 7. Violence Scale and 8. Stress Management Scale.

Alcohol-Drug-Screen (ADS): The Alcohol-Drug-Screen (ADS) is a brief, self-administered evidence based substance (alcohol and other drugs) use or abuse assessment instrument or test. It consists of 116 questions and takes around 20 minutes to complete. From test data (answers) input, scored and printed Alcohol-Drug-Screen (ADS) reports are available on-site within 2 1/2 minutes. The Alcohol-Drug-Screen (ADS) incorporates 5 scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, 3. Drug Scale, 4. DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder, and 5. Stress Management Scale. For more information visit

Anger-Aggression-Violence Assessment (AAVA):The AAVA is an evidence based self-report test that focuses on anger, aggression and violence, which are characterized as being on an emotional continuum. The continuum theory is based on the theorem that as anger increases, it can evolve into aggression, which in turn can intensify and evolve into violence. AAVA contains seven (7) scales (domains): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Anger Scale, 3. Aggression Scale, 4. Violence Scale, 5. Alcohol Scale, 6. Drug Scale, and 7. Stress Management Scale. For more information visit

Anger Management Profile (AMP): The Anger Management Profile (AMP) is an anger, or more specifically "anger management" screening instrument, or test. This assessment instrument or test, makes "anger" screening possible for courts, probation departments, counseling programs and mental health professionals.

Anxiety-Depression-Assessment (ADA): The ADA focuses on anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression often co-occur in clinical (outpatient counseling, assessment and treatment settings. The ADA incorporates eight (8) scales or domains: 1. Truthfulness, 2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 3. Social Anxiety, 4. Agoraphobia, 5. Panic Disorder, 6. Specific Phobia, 7. Self-Esteem, and 8. Depression scale. For more information, visit

Domestic Violence Inventory-Pre Post (DVI-PrePost): With the implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), the Criminal Justice System has become, increasingly, aware of treatment effectiveness and treatment outcomes. Upon counseling or treatment completion, everybody involved (courts, victims, families, corrections officers and the community) wants to know if the offender has positively changed, as a result of their counseling, or treatment. The DVI Pre-Post measures domestic violence offender attitude and behavioral change. Consequently, the DVI Pre-Post helps answer the question: “Did the probationer (patient or offender) positively change?”

The DVI Pre-Post is administered twice; once, at treatment program intake (pre-test) and again at program completion (post-test). The pre-test serves as a baseline for post-test comparison. Probation officers may administer the DVI Pre-Post before the probationer begins treatment and again upon treatment completion. The computer compares pre-test and post-test scores and generates a comparison report. The DVI Pre-Post consists of 147 items (questions) and takes 30 minutes to complete. The DVI Pre-Post has six (6) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Violence (Lethality) Scale, 3. Control Scale, 4. Alcohol Scale, 5. Drug Scale, and 6. Stress Coping Abilities (stress management) Scale. To accurately measure domestic violence offender’s attitude and behavioral change, historical (court and treatment) items are minimized. If you want to know if the domestic violence offender’s treatment was successful, we recommend you consider the DVI Pre-Post. For more DVI Pre-Post information (unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) visit

Driver Impairment Index (DII): The Driver Impairment Index (DII) is designed, specifically, for California DUI providers, assessors, and screeners. The DII has three (3) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, and 3. a Drug Scale. The DII consists of 64 items, takes 9 or 10 minutes to complete, and can be administered individually, or in groups. The DII can be administered in paper-pencil, test booklet format, or on a computer screen. Regardless of how administered, all DII tests are scored over the internet (, with DII reports printed within 2½ minutes of data (answers) entry. This evidence-based test has impressive reliability, validity, and accuracy. Another version of the DII is the DII-Dr, which has a Driver Risk Scale. This is a newly developed California DUI violator test. For more DII or DII-Dr information, visit its website This is the only, new California DUI violator screening test that has been introduced in decades.

DUI DWI Offender Test (DDOT): Is a DUI/DWI offender test that contains a unique Marijuana (cannabis) Scale. This website introduces the DUI/DWI Offender Test (DDOT), which contains a unique, Marijuana (cannabis) Scale. With some states passing medical marijuana statutes and decriminalizing marijuana use, a need emerged for a DUI/DWI offender test that includes a Marijuana Scale. To meet this need, the DUI/ DWI Offender Test (DDOT) was developed. For more info and an example report, visit DDOT is available 24/7/365. DDOT is an affordable, state of the art, DUI/DWI Offender Test.

1st Offense Inventory: Many believe there is a significant need for the Criminal Justice System to have an entry level, gateway, or probation intake risk and needs assessment that would be administered, immediately, upon an offender’s entrance into the probation system. Risk/needs assessment has been shown to represent an important component, in case planning and case management. The 1st Offense Inventory was developed to assess defendants, or first offenders (male and female). The 1st Offense Inventory is designed to be useful in defendant, pretrial, presentence and probation settings.

The 1st Offense Inventory consists of 122 items (questions) and takes 20 to 25 minutes to complete. It does not have a Violence Scale. The 1st Offense Inventory has seven (7) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, 3. Drug Scale, 4. Antisocial Scale, 5. Peer Pressure Scale, 6. Self-Esteem Scale, and 7. Entitlement Scale. For more information, (unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) visit or

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Comparison Report

Probation Referral Outcome (PRO): consists of 165 items (questions) and takes 30 minutes to complete. It contains eight (8) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Violence Scale, 3. Depression Scale, 4. Anxiety Scale, 5. Self-Esteem Scale, 6. Alcohol Scale, 7. Drug Scale, and 8. Stress Management Scale.

Probation officer awareness of the need to accurately and meaningfully assess treatment outcome and effectiveness, has been strongly influenced by the assimilation of recent outcome research, contemporary case management principles, evidence-based practices, caseload management philosophy, budgetary realities, and criminal justice policy. Was the probationer rehabilitated? Made better? Positively changed? Cured? The Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) is one of the few assessments designed to evaluate counseling/treatment effectiveness. For more Probation Referral Outcome (PRO) information, (unique features, cost, example report, research etc.) visit

Quick Risk Screen (QRS):The QRS has four measures (scales) 1. Truthfulness Scale 2. Alcohol Scale 3. Drug Scale 4. Risk Scale. The QRS has 64 items (questions) and can be completed in 10 or 15 minutes. From data (answers) computer input QRS tests are scored with printed reports available in 2 minutes. Applications include: court related assessments, substance (alcohol/drug) use assessments and evaluation of risk to self and others. The Quick Risk Screen (QRS) is a brief or fast evaluation that assesses client risk. It also determines client truthfulness while completing the test. For more information, visit www.quick-risk-screen.

Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI): Sexual crimes strike fear within citizens, states, and communities; such crimes appear to be increasing. Jurisdictions are taking different approaches to managing, treating, and supervising sex offenders; with one of the main components being accurately assessing the sex offenders' risk and needs. An accurate assessment, provides a solid foundation for developing case plans that identify the risk of future acting out; and can be used to match problem severity with treatment intensity. Unfortunately, sex offenders are notorious liars, who engage in a lot of denial, problem minimization, and attempts to “fake good”. This is one of the reasons why the Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI) has two Truthfulness Scales: A “Sex-Item Truthfulness Scale” and a “Non-Sex-Item Truthfulness Scale.” To understand these Truthfulness Scales, click on the Truthfulness Scale link at the top of this page.

An innovative feature of the Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI) is its inclusion of 13 scales (measures/domains): Six (6) sex-related scales and seven (7) non-sex-related scales. Each of these scales contributes to a meaningful, comprehensive, sex offender profile. The SAI’s thirteen (13) scales (measures) are: 1. Sex Item Truthfulness, 2. Sexual Adjustment Scale, 3. Child (Pedophile) Molest Scale, 4. Incest Classification, 5. Sexual (Rape) Assault Scale, 6. Exhibitionism Scale, 7. Test Item Truthfulness Scale, 8. Violence (Lethality) Scale, 9. Antisocial Scale, 10. Distress Scale, 11. Impulsiveness Scale, 12. Alcohol Scale, and 13. Drug Scale. The SAI has been standardized on thousands of adult sex offenders. The SAI is evidence-based, with impressive reliability, validity, and accuracy.

The Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI) consists of 225 items (questions) and takes 45 minutes, to an hour, to complete. The SAI can be purchased and administered in two different ways: Windows diskettes, USB flash drives ( or over the internet ( For more information on these two systems, click on the “Two Different Ways to Test” link, at the top of this web page. For more Sexual Adjustment Inventory (SAI) information, (unique features, cost, sample report, research, etc.) visit

Shoplifting Inventory (SI): Statistics show that shoplifting is one of the few crimes that is multicultural and multigenerational. Many probation and community correctional professionals are searching for answers to questions regarding how to assess and develop an appropriate case plan for these offenders. The recidivism rate for shoplifting is very high. It was for these reasons that BDS developed the Shoplifting Inventory (SI). SI is unique in that it assesses motivation, attitude, and need. The Shoplifting Inventory (SI) is designed to assist professionals in developing case plans.

The Shoplifting Inventory (SI) consists of 141 items and takes 35 minutes to complete. The SI has seven (7) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Shoplifting Scale, 3. Impulsiveness Scale, 4. Peer Pressure Scale, 5. Self-Esteem Scale, 6. Alcohol Scale, and 7. Drug Scale. These seven Shoplifting Inventory (SI) scales explore areas of inquiry, are considered necessary for adequately understanding shoplifters. For more information, (unique features, cost, sample report, research, etc.) visit

Substance Abuse Questionnaire (SAQ): The Substance Abuse Questionnaire (SAQ) is more than just a test for alcohol or drug use and abuse. It also measures probationer truthfulness when tested, along with aggressiveness, resistance, and stress management. Within the Criminal Justice System, substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse is one of the most common disorders. When considered individually, or as co-occurring disorders, substance abuse tends to mask or cloak other disorders that are present. Substance abuse is, without question, one of the most pervasive and debilitating probationer problems.

The Substance Abuse Questionnaire (SAQ) is an adult, (male and female) substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse assessment, or test. The SAQ consists of 153 items (questions) and takes 30 minutes to complete. The SAQ has six (6) scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Alcohol Scale, 3. Drug Scale, 4. Resistance Scale, 5. Aggressiveness Scale, and 6. Stress Coping Abilities (stress management) Scale. The SAQ is a concise, objective and standardized, evidence-based assessment, or test. It is short and direct, while being comprehensive. The SAQ also has impressive reliability, validity, and accuracy. For more information, (unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) visit

Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA): The Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) is a 142-item self-report Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA). Its website, introduces the SRA which takes 25 minutes to complete. From data (answers) computer entry, it takes 3 minutes to score and print 4-page SRA reports. The SRA was strongly influenced by M. David Rudd's suicide theory and its peer reviewed research. David Lang (2013) emphasized clinicians should use a suicide screening tool with patients manifesting co-existing disorders like anxiety, depression, or substance (alcohol/drug) abuse. More information is presented on the Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) website (cited above), along with an example SRA report. We encourage people interested in suicide risk assessment to review the SRA example report.

Veteran Information Profile (VIP): The Veteran Information Profile (VIP) is a post-deployment, screening assessment, or civilian reintegration test that is designed for people (counselors, probation officers, mental health professionals) who counsel, assess, treat, or work with veterans. The Veteran Information Profile (VIP) consists of 163 items (questions) and takes, around 30 minutes to complete. The VIP incorporates eight (8) veteran, post-deployment scales (measures): 1. Truthfulness Scale, 2. Civilian Reintegration Scale, 3. Self-Esteem Scale, 4. Depression Scale, 5. PTSD Scale, 6. Suicide Scale, 7. Alcohol Scale, and 8. Drug Scale.

The Veteran Information Profile (VIP) can be administered on the computer, or in paper-pencil test booklet format, which enables group testing. Regardless of how VIP tests are administered, all tests are computer scored and printed, within 2½ minutes of test data (answers) entry. VIP tests are accessible, 24/7, and affordable. For more VIP information, (unique features, cost, example report, research, etc.) visit The Veteran Information Profile (VIP) was developed to assess veterans' unique, post-deployment, reintegration needs.

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