Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision is a program designed to divert high risk justice-involved individuals from the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC). Each juvenile placed on JIPS is required to participate in a minimum of 32-hours a week of school, work, treatment, or community restitution service. Juveniles are on house arrest and are not permitted to leave their residence without first obtaining permission from their probation officer.
This program was enacted into law in 1987. The intent of this legislation was to allow juveniles who are adjudicated delinquent the opportunity to remain at home under close supervision by the probation department. Probation officers are required to make weekly contact with these juveniles and their families.
Only those juveniles who would otherwise be considered for commitment to the Arizona Department of Corrections, out-of-home placement, or those ordered by the Court are screened for the JIPS Program. Factors that the Court considers when placing youth on
- Nature of the offense
- Prior delinquent offenses
- Family history
- Potential harm to the victim
- School and/or treatment attendance
- Potential for employment
- Ability to pay back restitution
- Family cooperation and support
- Juvenile’s risk/needs score