Adult & Juvenile Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment Platforms (Login Required)

Please note that ITSC training materials can be located on the help tab in either platform.
Password to access test provided after certification of   ARA/JRA end user training. Must pass ITSC User Test to recieve access to platforms.  

AOIC Supplemental Documents

Scoring the Risk Assessment Accurately:



Official Record:  Probation, police, and court records are considered the most reliable information and this information should trump all information below it on the hierarchy.

Collateral Sources:  Teachers, therapists, parents, significant others, etc. should be considered the next most reliable source, with one caveat: KNOW YOUR SOURCE.  Not all collateral sources are objective and unbiased.  Officers should use their professional knowledge and judgment when determining the weight to give to collateral sources.  Regardless of the weight given, it is important to obtain as much collateral information as possible prior to scoring a risk assessment to support accurate scoring.

Interview: During your interview with your client, ask questions, ask follow-up questions, and ask follow-up questions to those questions as well.  The point of the interview guide is to provide a starting point for your discussion with the client.  However, we respect your skills and abilities as a professional and rely on that skill to obtain the information needed to accurately score the assessment. 

Self-Report Form:  The Self-Report Form is intended to provide a piece of the puzzle.  However, the above sources should generally be considered more reliable and given more weight when scoring an assessment.  The Self-Report Form can be used to help clarify points, but should not be used as the sole source of information for the scoring of any questions.  Even questions 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5 which are to be scored on client perspective should only be scored after the officer has a discussion with the client around their reasoning for choosing whatever response they chose and the officer determining how that response fits into the scoring criteria contained in the scoring guide.

Notes and Resources:


The AOIC will update resources on the website when changes occur.  There are several user guides, support documents, and manuals on the website at We encourage you to periodically review the documents that pertain to your populations (adult and/or juvenile).  Additionally, contains an Announcements window to alert users to common issues and concerns that have been noted when AOIC staff are reviewing the website content.  Additionally, announcements will be posted here when there are changes implemented to the website functionality or procedures.


If you have questions about the risk assessment scoring, please reach out to your field coordinator or Becky Self (, Training Program Manager for AOIC.  For questions about accessing, using, and troubleshooting the Risk Assessment Website, please reach out to and the team of field coordinators and managers monitoring this email address will get back to you as soon as possible.  We believe in this risk assessment, the skill, abilities, and professionalism of the probation staff throughout Illinois, and by using the above resources and tips, we are confident that this tool will continue to evolve into a valuable resource for reducing future recidivism by addressing criminogenic needs that lead our clients to involvement in the criminal justice system.