The CANS and ANSA are used in a variety of applications in systems of justice around the world. The most common applications have been used in return to the community planning for both adolescents and adults. Sometime the Readiness Inventory for Successful Employment (RISEmploy) is used in concert with the ANSA.
The ANSA has been used in multiple prison environments as a planning tool for helping prisoners adjust to longer stays and ensure that mental health needs are identified and addressed.
Finally, both the CANS and ANSA have been used in probation environments, particularly in circumstances where the probationer has mental health or substance use challenges that complicate their abilities to adjust to community life.