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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County
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Pima County Juvenile Court

The mission of the Pima County Juvenile Court is to ensure children are protected, youth are rehabilitated, and the community is safe by administering timely and impartial justice and providing innovative services.

Core Values

COMPASSIONATE

We demonstrate care, concern, and understanding for all.

COLLABORATIVE

We communicate, cooperate, and work effectively with internal and external partners and stakeholders.

INNOVATIVE

We use new, creative, and evidence-based practices, programs, and services to achieve effective outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL

We act with integrity in a conscientious and ethical manner.

PROACTIVE

We anticipate needs and initiate action.

RESPECTFUL 

We treat all people with dignity.

RESPONSIVE

We act quickly and positively.

ACCOUNTABLE

We are transparent, accessible, and take responsibility for our actions.

 

Trauma Responsive Court

Steering Committee for Pima County Juvenile Court Center (PCJCC) requested an independent trauma audit be conducted for the Court. The trauma audit resulted in 19 recommendations for improvement in our processes, policies, and practices. Click here for full audit.

Initially, we developed a shared definition of what it means to be a "trauma responsive court." We wanted Court staff and stakeholders to have a common language while working to respond to trauma.

Since that audit, the Committee has continued to strive to be responsive to trauma experienced by the children and families we serve. We also expanded on this work in order to be more responsive to our staff and external stakeholders who might experience trauma vicariously.

Trauma occurs when someone is in a situation or experiences an event that feels life threatening, and he or she feels powerless to do anything about it. Many of the children and families who come to our court have survived trauma like child abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence. In order to be a trauma-responsive court, we must assume every person we interact with at the court may have a trauma history, and we must do our best to treat them with compassion and not re-traumatize them. We teach staff about the causes and effects of trauma and give them specific tips for communicating and working with people who have experienced trauma. We are aware and concerned about the well-being of our staff due to the nature of our work. We ensure our facilities are safe and feel safe to everyone, and are comfortable and welcoming. We strive to use policies, programs, and interventions that are appropriate for people with trauma histories. Lastly, we remain vigilant, always assessing our trauma-responsiveness, and following emerging research on trauma-responsive practices and trauma-focused treatments.


All Children are Capable of Success

No Exceptions!


Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Kids at Hope’s vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed to experience success at life’s four major destinations: Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and Hobbies & Recreation.

 

COURT EVENTS

Juvenile Court Open House
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 PM


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VISION STATEMENT

"We instill hope and create positive change for children and families"

Positive Change -
Successful Youth

JUVENILE DETENTION

Visitation Phone:

(520) 724-2150

WEEKDAYS

Registration and screening
5:45 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

Session 1
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Registration and screening
6:45 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.

Session 2
7:40 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.

WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

Registration and screening
8:45 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Session 1
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Registration and screening
11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Session 2
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration and screening
2:45 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Session 3
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration and screening
5:45 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

Session 4
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm

Registration and screening
6:45 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.

Session 5
7:40 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.

CONTACT JUVENILE COURT

Pima County Juvenile Court
2225 East Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85713

Map and Directions

General Information:

(520) 724-2000


Intake 24-Hours:

(520) 724-2003


Detention 24-Hours:

(520) 724-2150


Interpreters Office:

(520) 724-3888

Public and Media Relations
(520) 724-4264
Email Public Relations

Peter Hochuli

Presiding Judge

Tina M. Mattison

Deputy Court Administration

Jennifer Torchia

Director of Juvenile Court Services

Chief Probation Officer