Evaluations and Assessments

The most important function of a juvenile probation department is to supervise offenders who have been placed on probation or under court supervision.  The mission of probation is to provide necessary services to the offender toward reducing criminal/delinquent behavior, while balancing the needs and ensuring the safety of the community.

The Johnson County Juvenile Probation department has employed additional need/risk assessments, specialized programs and alternative forms of supervision in striving to fulfill the mission of probation.

  • Indiana Youth Assessment System (IYAS)
    • Administered by probation officers—designed to provide Indiana’s courts with information about an offender’s potential risks and needs, allowing courts to provide appropriate sentences, supervision and treatment services.


  • Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2  (MAYSI-2)
    • Screening tool designed to identify youth with special mental health needs
    • Instrument is proprietary


  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
    • identifies individuals who have a high probability of having a substance use disorder
    • Instrument is proprietary


  • Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI)
    • screening tool designed to assess the parenting and child rearing attitudes of adolescents and adult parent and pre-parent populations
    • Instrument is proprietary


  • Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI)
    • A tool with a written checklist of criteria that are applied to rate each juvenile for specific detention-related risks. The overall risk score is then used to guide the on call officer in making the critical decision on whether the child is appropriate for secure detention, a non-secure alternative program or for release home.



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