Az Juvenile Court

This article describes what could happen if such a trial were to end up in my courtroom in the Juvenile Division of the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County. The Juvenile Justice Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court, Court Administration Office, is responsible for the effective administration of juvenile justice programs for delinquent and incorrigible juveniles in coordination with the juvenile courts. The activities are in line with constitutional, legal and administrative requirements, which focus on treatment and rehabilitation as well as the protection of the community and youth. Programs include delinquency prevention, treatment, probation, nationwide automation and other related activities. Under Arizona law, a person under the age of 18 is called a minor. If someone claims that a minor has broken the law, the police or others can investigate. A document claiming that the minor has broken the law can then be filed in court. During a hearing, the minor sees the judge in court. Hearings are held in a courtroom in the courthouse. The courtroom will have a bench (like a very large desk) where the judge sits; Tables where other participants sit and benches where observers can sit.

An Overview of Delinquency Proceedings in Arizona Superior Court: A Judge`s Perspective Fax: (928) 226-5454 Administration (928) 226-5455 Admission (928) 226-5456 Probation Written and narrated by: Honorable Samuel A. Thumma* * Judge, Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona. The views expressed are those of the author and do not represent those of the Arizona Superior Court. The author would like to express his sincere gratitude to his external Kelly Moore for her helpful comments on an earlier version of this article. Staff from the Division of Juvenile Justice Services can be reached at (602) 452-3443 or 1501 W. Washington, Suite 337, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Page Office583 S. Lake Powell Blvd.

Mapp.O. Box 579Page, AZ 86040(928) 679-8130Fax: (928) 645-2946 Flagstaff Office1001 E. Sawmill Rd. MapFlagstaff, AZ 86001-5833(928) 226-5400 Main(928) 226-5599 Detention Please review the positive outcomes of our youth and families.