2009 AARIN Symposium: Gangs

Preliminary findings from the currently deployed AARIN Gang addenda were presented. The Gang Addendum asks all respondents about how gangs and gang activity affects their neighborhood, and whether they have been the victim of a gang-related crime. The remainder of the instrument collects detailed information about the make-up of the gang, the criminal activity of its members, the organizational structure, membership initiation and desistance, and gang and gang member cohesion characteristics for all respondents reporting current or former membership.

2009 AARIN Symposium: Co-occurring Disorders Among Juvenile Detainees

During 2007, the Co-occurring Disorder addendum was administered to both adult and juvenile respondents. The purpose of the addendum was to provide data regarding the prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder risk among the arrestee population and the nature of the problems they differentially face.

2009 AARIN Symposium: Military Veterans

Preliminary findings from one of the currently deployed AARIN addenda were presented. Using the veterans' addendum, AARIN is able to focus on issues particular to military veterans among Maricopa County arrestees. Providing information on the prevalence and problems associated with this subpopulation of arrestees was critical to the Maricopa County Superior Court's Exploratory Committee for a Veteran's Specialty Court. It also provided support in an application for the establishment of Veteran's Specialty Court in Maricopa County.

2009 AARIN Symposium: Utility of AARIN to Maricopa County

Amy Rex, a Criminal Justice Project Manager from Justice System Information and Planning of the Maricopa County Manager's Office presented on the County's need for data among critical criminal justice related populations. She emphasized the need for accurate and informative data to guide policy decisions for Maricopa County, and how the AARIN research platform is an excellent vehicle for that purpose.

2009 AARIN Symposium Welcome and Background

The initial presentation provided the historical background of the AARIN Project, its roots in ADAM and DUF, and the partnership with Maricopa County that ressurected data collection. This presentation also provides details about the data collection procedures, sampling strategy, methodology, and potential uses of the AARIN research platform for practitioners and policy makers.