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Training for the Juvenile Detention Data & Reporting System (JDDRS)

Part 19 of the Youth Court Act provides for state general funds to be appropriated to partially reimburse counties for use of alternatives to detention, secure juvenile detention, and related transports.  To be eligible for reimbursement funds, county handling of youth in custody must be in compliance with state and federal statues.  Part 19 provides the Board with the statutory authority to set rules and monitor compliance.  Therefore the Board requires all adult jails and lockups, collocated adult and juvenile detention facilities, and juvenile detention facilities to report secure juvenile detentions to the Board.  In the past this was accomplished either through use of the Juvenile Detention Reporting System (JDRS) or the Reporting Form G found on our web page.  Beginning May 29, 2015 all secure detentions will be required to be reported to the newly developed Juvenile Detention Data and Reporting System (JDDRS).

Included as part of the JDDRS is an automated research based detention risk assessment instrument (DRAI) to aid law enforcement and court officials in making an objective decision to release, release to an alternative, or detain youth.  Use of the DRAI is voluntary.  Feedback on counties decisions to volunteer as well as not volunteer for the project will provide important information for the Board’s Youth Justice Council in deciding whether to take use of the DRAI statewide.  Click on the link for a list of actions and feedback we are asking of all counties.

User manuals and training modules scripts for these systems are posted below.  Training modules will be recorded and posted in place of the scripts as they are developed.  If you have any questions about use of the system that are not covered in the guides/training, please call 406-444-2056 for assistance.

Directory of JDDRS Training Modules:


1a: JDDRS remote access to JDDRS through Citrix
1b: JDDRS access from the state server
2: Searching JDDRS for a Juvenile
3. Adding a new Juvenile to JDDRS
4: Creating a Detention Intake-Arrest Incident (DRAI pilot)
5a: Creating a Detention Intake-Arrest Incident (Non-DRAI pilot)
5b: Creating a Detention Intake-Disposition
5c: Creating a Detention Intake Non Offense
6: Recording a transport
7: Recording a court hearing
8: Recording a transfer
9: Releasing a youth
10: Receiving a youth transfer  

DRAI Users Guide

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