What is Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS)?

For juveniles in need of a higher level of supervision and more structured programming, a judge can order a youth to JIPS. The JIPS program was designed with the intention of providing an alternative to commitment to out-of-home placement and ADJC. JIPS is a less costly alternative to out-of-home placement and ADJC, yet provides a greater level of supervision than Standard Probation. JIPS differs from Standard Probation in the increased frequency of face-to-face contact between the juvenile and the probation and/or surveillance officer, the requirement to actively participate in 32 hours of structured activities per week, liberty restrictions concerning unsupervised time out of the home, and random drug testing. JIPS probation and surveillance officers also have lower caseload ratios than standard due to the increased contact requirements.

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1. What is the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court?
2. What is a delinquent act?
3. What is an incorrigible act?
4. How does a juvenile get referred to the Court?
5. What is diversion?
6. What is a petition?
7. What is a dismissal?
8. What is the Probation Officer’s role?
9. What is Standard Probation?
10. What is Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS)?
11. What is the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC)?
12. How do I get my juvenile records destroyed?