The Pima County Juvenile Court Alternative Community Engagement Services (ACES) Center has been developed with an overall goal of reducing recidivism and providing Pima County youth and families with assistance locating needed community resources, regardless of Court status.
Additionally, the ACES Center serves as an alternative to secure detention, allowing a “cooling off“ period for youth and families when there has been a domestic violence incident. Other services provided in the Center include immediate screenings for behavioral health, substance abuse, trauma and resiliency needs, community agency referrals, respite, case management, and other services deemed necessary.
The Center is staffed by Probation Officers and Juvenile Detention Alternative Specialists trained to work closely with youth and families, striving to increase positive outcomes and minimize juvenile justice involvement.
To that end, the Center incorporates the Kids at Hope philosophy of “All Kids are Capable of Success—NO EXCEPTIONS”, as well as the PCJCC motto of “Positive Change, Successful Youth”.
Serving the following groups:
|●||Youth referred by law enforcement for misdemeanor domestic violence and status offenses|
|●||Non-referred youth transported by law enforcement, requiring removal from an unsafe situation|
|●||Youth not meeting necessary points for continued detainment, but requiring time for families to arrange transportation|
|●||Youth and families who have not entered the juvenile justice system, but are in need of interventions and referrals to community agencies|
|●||Screenings to assess individual needs|
|●||Referral to community resources|
|●||Activities designed to engage youth|
|●||Respite services, up to 23 hours|
Hours of operation:
The Center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.