CASE MANAGEMENT


OVERVIEW

ADJC operates Community Corrections supervision under the authority of A.R.S. § 41-2818. Each youth placed on conditional liberty is subject to the conditions imposed by the department, including an assignment to an educational program. When conditional liberty is granted, the youth shall receive and sign a copy of the terms of conditional liberty. These terms include:
  • Report to Parole Officer within 24 after release from secure care facility or residential placement.
  • Obey all City, County, State, Federal and Tribal laws.
  • Report all law enforcement contact within 24 hours.
  • Remain at assigned place of residence and notify Parole Officer immediately of any changes.
  • Not knowingly associate with any person engaged in criminal activity, who has a criminal record or who is on probation or parole.
  • At no time be in possession of any deadly weapon.
  • Do not possess, use or distribute any alcohol, controlled substances or narcotics.
  • Participate in any program as directed by the Parole Officer, including education, vocational training, psychological counseling or employment.
  • Abide by all rules within the residence or placement.
  • Will not have contact with Victims.
  • Submit to search and seizure of person or property without a search warrant.
  • Complete a minimum of 24 hours of Community Service or any additional as assigned.
  • Secure a written out of state travel permit before leaving the state of Arizona.
  • Abide by established curfew.
  • Special Conditions may be assigned by Parole or Hearing Officer based on individual needs, including Sex Offender and Interstate Compact conditions.
Parole Supervision and Case Management involves monitoring youth under supervision and offering access to programs and services designed to encourage safer communities through successful youth. This process is achieved by assigning Community Corrections staff at the time of commitment through discharge

Community Corrections staff identify, support, and provide linkages for youth and families, actively engaging them in all aspects of services and activities upon return to the community. Responsibility of Community Corrections staff for youth in secure care includes participation in the Monthly Multidisciplinary Team meetings, monitoring progress, conduct initial home evaluations and maintain continued contact with legal guardians to develop reentry services. Community supervision levels are based on determined risk levels for recidivism. Additional components impacting supervision include treatment needs, educational needs, home environment, out-of-home placement and out-patient services

ADJC maintains strong collaborations with Arizona Department of Child Safety, Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, Arizona Office of the Courts, Department of Economic Safety, as well as community and faith based organizations, creating effective development of services allowing for enhanced reentry of youth back into their communities.

ADJC implements graduated sanctions for youth who fail to meet their conditions of supervision. Graduated sanctions may include increased supervision, increased drug testing, Deferred Revocation, Restricted Placement, Electronic Monitoring, and additional Community Service hours. If graduated sanctions fail to motivate compliance, a citation that requires the youth to appear at a conditional liberty revocation proceeding or a warrant for the apprehension of the youth may be issued leading up to revocation and suspension of conditional liberty. Collaboration continues with law enforcement entities and legal guardians during the time period when a warrant has been issued and leading up to apprehension.

In regards to Absolute Discharge, ADJC operates under A.R.S § 41-2820: If the department determines that the youth's treatment, rehabilitation and education pursuant to the individual treatment plan have been successfully completed and that there is a reasonable probability that the youth will observe the law and will not be a threat to the public's safety if at liberty, the youth may be granted a discharge. Other discharges within statute include: attaining eighteen years of age; Civil Commit; and Discharge for Cause.