The Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS) program annual information is divided into eight components: County Descriptors, New Cases, Contacts, Activity, Financial, Subsequent Offenses, Cases Closed, and Fiscal Year Statewide Comparisons.
Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS) is a sentencing consequence used by the juvenile court judges for those youth who are in need of a higher level of supervision and a highly structured program. The program was enacted into law in 1987. The intent of this legislation was to create a program which would allow juvenile delinquents to remain at home under increased supervision and structure rather than be placed in either a residential treatment facility or the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC). Financial considerations weighed heavily in the formation of the program, as JIPS is a less costly alternative than ADJC or residential treatment. JIPS differs from standard probation in the increased frequency of face to face contacts between the youth and the JIPS officer, the requirement to actively participate in 32 hours of structured activities per week, the liberty restrictions concerning unsupervised time out of the home, the frequency of drug testing on demand, and the lower caseload ratio.
For more information contact the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, Juvenile Justice Services Division, at (602) 452-3443 or the juvenile probation departments in individual Arizona counties.