In 1997, the Washington State Legislature funded intensive parole for youth under the supervision of the state’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA). This legislation targets 25 percent of the JRA population at the highest risk for re-offending. The goals of the intensive parole program include maintaining public protection in both the short-term and long-term; assuring individual accountability; and providing treatment and support services. JRA's method for achieving these goals is through an overarching case management system intended to help high-risk delinquents make the transition from secure confinement to community supervision.
What value does the Intensive Parole Supervision Assessment (IPSA) have for JRA? How does the IPSA relate to JRA’s two additional risk instruments: the Initial Security Classification assessment and the Community Risk Assessment? How should we use the IPSA to measure progress on parole? How does the IPSA change between the initial assessment and the final assessment at the end of intensive parole?