TBI Justice Database

Last Updated March 2023

The goal of the database is to provide state and territory information in a concise, digestible way that allows people from all backgrounds to view what is happening in the area of brain injury and criminal legal system involvement. The database will be updated as information continues to come in from states. Read the author’s note.

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These entries are based published reports and studies. Where states do not have reports, individuals were interviewed and asked about their state’s work.

If your state is listed here with information that needs to be edited, please submit a request for us to make the correction.

If your state has had work from the past or has current or future plans please submit the information via our ‘Additional Resources Available, Submit Request‘ OR on our database home page at the bottom of the page.

Some state entries will not have links to the reports as they were acquired through online research journals. Please submit a resource request and we will provide the document.

You can search your population based on population type: Juvenile Justice, Adult Men, Adult Women, Adult Corrections, Segregation Units, Law Enforcement, CIT, Public Education, Veterans, Domestic Violence, Mental Health Court, Problem Solving Courts

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TBI Screening, Unsure

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Study 2

Agency Providing the Funding: Information Unavailable

Year Provided/Duration: Information Unavailable

Funding Given To: Information Unavailable

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Study 1

Agency Providing the Funding: Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services

Year Provided/Duration: Information Unavailable

Funding Given To: Information Unavailable

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Project

Agency Providing the Funding: Administration of Community Living Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Grant

Year Provided/Duration: 2018-2022

Funding Given To: Vermont Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living: Adult Services Division will manage the grant in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIAVT) and Vermont Department of Corrections (VDOC)

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Study

Agency Providing the Funding: US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Year Provided/Duration: 2009-2012

Funding Given To: Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), VA Department of Juvenile Justice, Virginia Commonwealth TBI Model System, VA Department of Correctional Education, Virginia Department of Education, and the Virginia House of Delegates

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Study 1

Agency Providing the Funding: Information Unavailable

Year Provided/Duration: Information Unavailable

Funding Given To: Information Unavailable

TBI Screening, Yes

Type: Pilot

Agency Providing the Funding: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR); Center within the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services

Year Provided/Duration: 2015-2020

Funding Given To: University of Washington

TBI Screening, Yes

TBI Screening, Interested

TBI Screening, Unsure


Yes: State or territory answered when contacted and confirmed either past, current or future projects plans in this area.

Interested: State or territory expressed interest in expanding TBI advocacy work to this area in the near future.

No: State or Territory has definitively stated they have not had a past or current or plans to launch a study, project, pilot in this area.

Unsure: State or Territory was contacted through their Protection & Advocacy agency, Brain Injury Association/Alliance or Lead Brain Injury Representative and no formal contact was made.

*While no formal contact was made, we have labeled certain states as ‘unsure’ as we cannot definitively say a state or territory has had a past project in place or a future one in the works.

Name of Tool

Screening Tool Name Explained




Evidence Based

Used in Correctional Settings

Examples where this tool has been used?
(i.e. types of populations)


Ohio State University Traumatic Brain Injury Identification Method

First 5 items of the OSU TBI-ID asking for recall of blows to the head or neck in high velocity of forces.

5 minutes. No fee for use. Health care and social service providers can be easily trained on this measure via web-based modules at https://tbi.osu.edu/modules Also download Ohio State University TBI Identification Method — Interview Form

Dr. John D. Corrigan



Corrections and Community Settings


H – Hit,
E – Emergency Room,
L – Lose Consciousness,
P – Problems,
S – Sickness

Structed interview.

5-10 minutes, No fee for use.

M. Picard, D. Scarisbrick, R. Paluck



Corrections and Community Settings


Traumatic Brain Injury Questionnaire

Structured interview regarding frequency and severity of instances of head injury, including cognitive and behavioral symptoms.

15 minutes. No fee for use.

Information not available



Corrections and Community Settings

Brain Injury Screening Questionnaire (BISQ)

Brain Injury Screening Questionnaire

Structured questionnaire that characterizes incidence and severity of lifetime exposure of TBI, as well as symptoms in attention/memory, depression, anxiety/mood, aggression/impulsivity, depression, and physical symptoms.

The BISQ Screening tool is based on the HELPS tool that incorporates more structure.

May be administered via interview or self-administration and can be conducted as self- or proxy-report assessment. There are costs associated obtaining the BISQ which includes access to it and training, as well as a system for scoring and clinical report. More information

Dr. Mary Hibbard, PhD



Corrections and Community Settings

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