AARIN: Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender Report on Co-Occurring Disorders Among Arrestees

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Reports and Publications
September 2012
Michael D. White

In the present study, researchers used interview data obtained from 1,342 recently booked adult male and female arrestees at the Central Intake booking facilities in Maricopa County, Arizona as part of the Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN). The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors sponsored research at Arizona State University and established AARIN in January 2007 to monitor drug use trends, treatment needs, and at-risk behavior among recently booked arrestees in Maricopa County. Three times each calendar year, professionally trained local staff conduct voluntary and anonymous interviews with adult males and females and juvenile boys and girls who had been arrested within the past 48 hours. Analysis for this report relied on our adult sample from October 2011 through May 2012.