After months of working side-by-side with the Indiana Judicial Center, JTAC is pleased to announce that the Marion County Juvenile Probation Department began piloting the new INcite Risk Assessment Application on September 15th. The Risk Assessment Application provides for the electronic generation of a series of adult and juvenile risk assessments administered by individuals who are responsible for the supervision or oversight of offenders in Indiana. Upcoming users for the application will include staff from the Indiana Department of Correction, Community Corrections agencies, Probation Departments, Court Alcohol & Drug programs, and Problem-Solving Court programs statewide.
The Risk Assessment Application will be made available for all juvenile users by October 1st and is anticipated to be used by all adult users by January 1st of next year. As individuals are certified by the Indiana Judicial Center on the proper use of the assessment tools, staff will be given access to the INcite application and an electronic means for scoring and storing the assessments.
JTAC would like to thank Michelle Goodman and the staff of the Indiana Judicial Center for their enormous contribution to the creation of this new INcite application. The Risk Assessment Technology Working Group, which included users from the fields of Probation, Community Corrections and the Department of Correction, provided valuable feedback and suggestions during the design and development process. JTAC would also like to thank Deputy Chief Probation Officer Christina Ball and the Marion County juvenile probation staff for volunteering to pilot the Risk Assessment Application in Marion County.