Juvenile Intensive Probation (JIPS) is a program established pursuant to A.R.S. §8-351 that is highly structured and closely supervised juvenile probation, which emphasizes surveillance, treatment, work, education and home detention. The purpose of JIPS programs is to reduce commitments to the state department of juvenile corrections and other institutional or out-of-home placements.

The following individuals are eligible for JIPS:

  • Juveniles who would otherwise have been recommended for commitment to the state department of juvenile corrections or out-of-home placement.
  • Juveniles who should be included in an intensive probation program based on the juvenile probation officer's evaluation of the juvenile's needs and risk to the community, including the nature of the offense, the delinquent history of the juvenile, the juvenile's history of referrals and adjustments and the recommendation of the juvenile's parents.
  • Juveniles who are repeat felony offenders.

Judges may court order that a juvenile is placed on intensive probation program during the juvenile's disposition hearing. The judge's decision is based on the juvenile's prior record, the facts and circumstances of the current delinquent act or technical violation of probation and the disposition summary report. During the hearing, the court shall set forth on the record the factual reasons for placing the juvenile on JIPS.

Participate on JIPS must comply with several specific conditions including:

  1. Participating in one or more of the following if approved by the court or probation officer, for not less than 32 hours each week throughout the term of probation:
    • School
    • Treatment Program
    • Employment
    • Supervised community restitution work
    • An activity that improves the juvenile's prosocial skill development, including enhancing the juveniles' relationship with the juvenile's family.
  2. Paying restitution and probation fees except that the inability to pay probation fees or restitution does not prohibit participation in the intensive probation program.
  3. Remaining at a place of residence at all times except to attend school, work or treatment, to perform community restitution or to participate in some activity, as specifically allowed in each instance by the supervising juvenile probation officer, or if in the direct company of a parent, guardian or custodian, as approved by the juvenile probation officer.
  4. Allowing administration of drug and alcohol tests as directed by a juvenile probation officer.
  5. Meeting any other conditions imposed by the court, including electronic monitoring, to meet the needs of the juvenile or to limit the risks to the community.

For further information regarding JIPS requirements, reference Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Section 6-302.01.

Additionally, the Arizona's Juvenile Court Counts report includes statewide JIPS statistical information that is published every fiscal year by JJSD.