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Detention Risk Assessment Instrument


DRAI Update Information

The current DRAI was originally created more than 25 years ago and has not been updated since its inception. It was developed without the benefit of the latest statistical analysis techniques and
risk-prediction methods that are increasingly common in juvenile and adult criminal justice settings. This created an urgency to assemble the statutorily required DRAI committee to assist in the decision to validate, design, and implement a new DRAI designed to improve public safety through accurate and reliable
risk-prediction to ensure we are detaining the right youth in secure detention. Beginning in
mid-December, 2017, the DRAI Committee met four times to evaluate and approve and approve the implementation of a new DRAI utilizing comprehensive data and research completed by a national juvenile justice research team.

All of the information on this webpage and the pages linked below pertains to the newly approved DRAI and will become effective July 1, 2019.




Select one of the pages below for more information about the DRAI




For information about the DRAI, contact:

Minnora Bishop

DRAI Statewide Coordinator

(850) 717-2709

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