Juvenile probation supervision and treatment services for Juveniles who commit Sexually Abusive Behaviors (JSAB) continue to move toward evidence-based and best practices. Over the last several years, the Juvenile Justice Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with national consultant experts and staff from juvenile probation departments across Arizona, took an in-depth look into our state’s practices and processes with this population. Using the findings from this review, along with national guidelines for treatment and current research specific to JSAB, several recommendations for system improvement were created and implementation of those recommendations is ongoing. Training for judges, probation officers and treatment providers are currently taking place. This training will provide an overview of these changes and implications for your practice with these cases.
|Juveniles with Sexually Abusive Behaviors NOTES (1.4 MB)||11 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|AOC Protocol for Polygraph (238.2 KB)||4 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Holli Ann Sanger-Alarco is a licensed professional counselor with 35 years' experience, including clinical work, supervisory and administrative experience in the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts, Juvenile Justice Services Division (JJSD), the Arizona Department of Child Safety, non-profit public agencies, and private practice. She has worked as adjunct faculty in the Arizona School of Social Work, and the Rio Salado Community College District, teaching social work, psychology, child development, trauma interventions, and family systems. Within JJSD, she currently oversees the unit responsible for researching best practices with adolescents in the juvenile justice system, and contracting with agencies to provide a full array of those services. Ms. Sanger-Alarco has actively provided services within the Maricopa County Latino community, and since 1998 has provided in Spanish a court-required class for parents with cases in Family Court. Her clinical work spans more than 20 years, working directly with trauma, family violence, domestic relations, child development, child abuse & neglect, and in-home interventions with high-risk families. Ms. Sanger-Alarco currently serves as part of the JJSD’s management team and is passionate about bringing quality help and hope to children, adolescents, and their families in Arizona.
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