September 24, 2013

Juvenile Court

JUrisdiction of Junenile Court:

According to Arizona Revised Statute 8-201, 6 “Child”, “youth” or “juvenile” means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. Some minors can be tried in adult court depending on the age and the

Under some circumstances a juvenile can be tried in adult court.  

  • Delinquency and incorrigibility matters
  • Petitions to adopt
  • Applications for certification to adopt
  • Petitions for termination of parental rights
  • Dependency matters,Guardianship of a Minor (NOT Conservatorship and not testamentary appointment of a guardian by will.)Emancipation of a Minor (must be at least 16 years of age
  • Injunction against Harassment if the subject is UNDER 12 years of age
  • Relinquishment of parental rights including American Indian children
  • Juvenile Court does not handle change of name or conservatorship of a minor. For further information on these two topics please call Probate Court Administration at (602) 506-3668.

There are two locations in Maricopa County:

Juvenile Court Center Durango Facility
3131 W. Durango
(602) 506-4041

Southeast Facility,
1810 S. Lewis St.
in Mesa. for Durango
(602) 506-2850

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