Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (DRAI)

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In 2011, New York State enacted legislation as part of its budget for State Fiscal Year 2011-2012 that marked the launch of a statewide comprehensive juvenile detention reform agenda through the inclusion of two provisions designed to serve as a foundation for widespread juvenile detention reform over the long term:

In response to the second provision, OCFS developed and validated a single detention risk assessment instrument. Regional trainings were conducted throughout the state in December of 2012.

The information on this web page explains this proposal and will assist local districts with the creation of their DRAI local plan.