After the program has been concluded, we combine the observational data gathered during the course into a written and individualized report that is represented to the Social Work department. A further psychometric assessment (RAP – Rehabilitation Assessment profile) is also administered to further legalize the data gathered and to add further value to the information provided to the parole boards before the offender is released back into society.

General Heart Work Report


The report that is based on observational data is constructed by taking into consideration the following: Homework done by the participant on a weekly basis and the level of understanding of the topics and the personal reflection of the participants development; Small group interactions and the level at which the individual appears to actively work on his/her personal development; Large group interactions and at which level the participant gets involved in sharing his/her insight about the topic presented; General observational data and at what level the participant treats his/her fellow participants with dignity and respect. The weekly scores are then assembled into a narrative report that reflects a 180 degree observational view of the participants level of effort in his/her personal rehabilitation journey.

Rehabilitation Assessment Profile - RAP


As most well know, reports should aim to objectively report on the observed behaviours within each participant with regards to rehabilitation and change. We have come to realize, that some subjectivity may still be occurring from our side, and have thus implemented the following:


The Rehabilitation Assessment Profile is an assessment to evaluate the reformability of a person that went off track. This is a process that revolves around a valid, reliable and culture fair psychometric test which is designed and developed specifically for the above mentioned purpose. The profile starts out with support factors (Monitor), which provides the validity and reliability of the assessment. The second section is divided into four divisions (Critical Rehabilitation Factors, Integrity, Personality Factors and Dominant Behavioural Dispositions), with six factors each which are arranged according to the degree of importance.


The third section is divided into two divisions (General and Record in Jail), with ten factors each. In total there are 43 factors against which the person is evaluated. At the end of the report, a classification scale will be given to assist the parole board in their decision making.


We can put you in contact with the assessment administrators directly if you would like to make use of the RAP for the sole purpose of assessing the potential level at which an offender within a South African Correctional Facility can be reformed.

Heart Work  |  Registration No: 058 396 (Section 21 company)  |  PBO Registration:  930026937 (Section 18A)