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Juvenile Justice Operations Management Software

Assessments.com is one of the nation’s leading providers of software and other services to help state and county probation agencies more effectively and efficiently manage their day-to-day activities. Juvenile justice departments in states like Washington, Florida, Wyoming and Montana, and counties like Los Angeles, San Diego and many others find the features and benefits of Assessments.com juvenile justice software to be the ideal solution for their intake, risk and needs assessment, case management and reporting requirements.

Features and Benefits for Juvenile Justice and Probation Departments

Designed for Today’s Juvenile Justice Issues
State and county probation and juvenile departments are demanding a better way to run their operations. Constant tight budgets require workers to do more with less, and programs are being scrutinized for efficacy at all levels.
Assessments.com is the perfect, cost-effective tool with a fresh web-based design that integrates familiar tasks with industry-standard assessments and powerful, user-friendly reporting and data mining functionality.

Choice of Validated Assessment Instruments
Scientifically validated risk and needs assessment is the foundation of modern juvenile justice. Only with a validated and reliable tool (the assessment) can a before-and-after snapshot “prove” that a juvenile was helped while under the department’s care. Equally critical is predicting the risk of re-offending (recidivism) once released back into society.
Assessments.com is a national leader in helping departments to accomplish these two goals: turning youths’ lives around and reducing recidivism.

There are a number of juvenile assessments being used in the U.S. marketplace today, among the most popular are Back on Track! (also known as the YASI in New York and the PACT in Florida); the YLS/CMI, the POSIT, and the R&R Check-up which is used extensively in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.) There are many other assessment used in day-to-day juvenile practice, usually focusing on a specific area. For example, the MAYSI-2 is a quick screen for mental health, and the ASI (Addition Severity Index) is a substance abuse interview. Assessments.com can help you select the assessment(s) that are best for your organization and automate them for your ease of use.

The software can either be run securely from our hosted site, or installed and run internally on a server. Data is always pre-populated and shared, eliminating double entry of data. Often, complicated compliance forms such as state-mandated case plans, are integrated into a particular user’s configuration. Assessments.com users can also have their custom forms questionnaires and surveys integrated into the software at a nominal charge.

Put all of Your Paper Forms into the Software
Nearly every Adult Probation or Juvenile Justice operation has specialized Court Order forms, Intake forms, or Background forms that are part of the daily workflow.
Assessments.com’s powerful online software allows us to quickly digitize and include your forms. You may have employment forms, questionnaires, property statements, court orders, case plans and so forth. In every case, the data is stored in a database, able to be used in ad hoc reports that combine information from across various forms and assessments.

Handy Day-to-Day Features Simplify Workloads of Probation Officers and Juvenile Case Workers.
Probation officers and caseworkers need software to simplify and organize their daily activities.
Assessments.com has many features to help in this area. Our Action Plan section allows goal setting linked to assessment results and provider performance. Provider goals can be established and measured, delivering true outcome reporting. Reminders, to-do lists, case notes, and photo records are just a few of the features that are available.

Offender Re-Entry
Many states and counties are developing programs to allow offender re-entry into society ahead of scheduled release. With budget cuts and improved assessment and other efficacy measurement tools, these programs can reduce correctional system costs and overhead while hopefully not increasing the risk to the community. Whether juvenile or adult parole, re-entry programs are a key in reducing recidivism, and
Assessments.com’s intake-assessment-case plan process is ideally suited to serve this purpose. Information tracking clients can be shared between agencies and providers, while keeping secure agency specific information confidential. Further, the web architecture accommodates multiple sites and users.

Juvenile Truancy Software
Assessments.com easily handles the specialized requirements of juvenile truancy programs. Juvenile truancy software systems usually need to accommodate a higher volume of case files through rosters or log files. The roster software should allow quick customization and simplified data entry for end-of-the-day entries by the officer. Assessments.com software has all of these features, plus statistical, aggregate, and demographic reporting to analyze data. Files can be easily transferred to juvenile justice departments using the software as necessary. Often the features of the truancy software are associated with CHINS and FINS programs (children and/or family in need of services) or other informal programs.

Jail Roster Software / Juvenile Detention Software
Within county and state agencies, jail and juvenile detention facilities often work hand-in-hand with probation departments and sheriff’s offices. Coordinating files between these groups can be a challenge.
Assessments.com has a complete jail roster software module that is designed to put all of this information online, and allow selected information to be shared between agencies. The Jail Roster log is used at the detention facility to track sign-in and sign-out information. Later, if the offender is put under care, key information is already in the system.

Providers and Vendor Accountability Software
Assessments.com allows providers to be set up and integrated within the Action Plan goal setting portion of the software. Provider success is measured and charted as part of a summary report section that allows administrators to review provider effectiveness.

Motivational Interviewing Training
Because
Assessments.com is directly involved with helping county and state probation departments use assessments as part of daily procedures, motivational interviewing training has become one of our most frequently requested services. Assessments.com offers motivational interviewing training for adult and juvenile probation and parole departments.

Court Software Integration
Assessments.com software is often installed on a server within a county court IT infrastructure. Many features of Assessments.com can be used to track court activity. In addition, data can be shared with other resident computer software solutions already in place.

Juvenile Demographic Reporting
Disproportionality within many communities is an issue of concern. A program to reduce or eliminate disproportionality can be driven from the features of
Assessments.com. Combining, for example, the Back on Track! Risk and Needs instrument along with the demographic and statistical reporting capabilities of Assessments.com, adjudication decisions can be monitored and tracked for evaluation.

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