The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC), in partnership with LeCroy Milligan and Associates has developed a tool called the Recidivism Risk Instrument (RRI) to assess a juvenile’s risk to re-offend. The RRI is calculated from juvenile characteristics resident within the Criminogenic and Protective Factors Assessment (CAPFA) and offense records. The CAPFA is used for all juveniles committed to the ADJC, and consists of 12 domains and over 180 measures.
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, in partnership with Mr. David Pyrooz ABD, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, and LeCroy Milligan and Associates, Inc., has developed a tool called the Abscond Risk Instrument (ARI) to assess a juvenile's risk to abscond from community supervision. Approximately 11% of ADJC juvenile abscond from community supervision, ADJC is working on reducing that number and the ARI is new tool they have added to this important effort.
Since 2005, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) has evaluated program effectiveness by using a tool known as the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC). Each year, both institutional and community based programs are selected for an initial or follow-up evaluation. Program selection is determined by any one of the following factors; number of placements, revisions to program design, safety concerns, or upon request.
In 2011, the Juvenile Justice Services Division (JJSD) of the Arizona Supreme Court entered into a contract with the University of Cincinnati to adapt the Ohio Youth Assessment System (OYAS) for use in our state. The OYAS consists of six (6) unique tools: Diversion, Detention, Pre-Disposition, Disposition, Residential and Re-Entry. The JJSD has worked with the fifteen Arizona counties to implement the Arizona Youth Assessment System (AZYAS) Pre-disposition and Disposition1 tools.
Welcome to the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC)
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is committed to providing supervision, rehabilitation, treatment, and education to committed youth adjudicated under state law as delinquent. ADJC operates and maintains a secure care facility for the custody of youth who pose a threat to public safety, who have engaged in a pattern of conduct characterized by persistent and delinquent offenses that, as demonstrated through the use of other alternatives, cannot be controlled in a less secure setting or who have had their conditional liberty revoked pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) § 41‑2819. Each youth who is placed in our secure care facility shall receive rehabilitative services appropriate to the youth's age, needs and abilities, including education, counseling, mental health services, recreation and vocational training.