A. The presiding judge of the juvenile court shall appoint a director of juvenile court services who shall serve at the pleasure of the presiding juvenile judge.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 8-203

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Detention: means the temporary confinement of a juvenile who requires secure care in a physically restricting facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier with restricted ingress and egress for the protection of the juvenile or the community pending court disposition or as a condition of probation. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.

B. The director of juvenile court services shall recommend the appointment of deputy probation officers, detention personnel, other personnel and office assistants as the director deems necessary. Such deputy probation officers, detention personnel, other personnel and office assistants shall not have authority to act or draw a salary for their services until their appointments have been approved and ordered by the presiding judge of the juvenile court. A juvenile probation officer performing field supervision shall not supervise more than an average of thirty-five juveniles on probation at one time.

C. Probation department personnel shall qualify under minimum standards of experience and education established by the supreme court. Notwithstanding section 12-265, any additional salary costs that might be required as a result of the adoption of minimum salary standards by the supreme court may be paid by funds made available to the probation department pursuant to sections 12-267 and 12-268 or by the supreme court.

D. The presiding judge of the juvenile court may contract with the juvenile court and the board of supervisors in one or more adjoining counties jointly to employ one or more juvenile probation officers who meet the minimum standards, with the salaries and expenses for such personnel divided equally among the counties involved. The presiding judge of the juvenile court may contract with the state department of corrections for the juvenile court to provide parole services in the county.

E. The board of supervisors, on recommendation of the presiding judge of the juvenile court, shall fix the salary ranges of all juvenile probation department personnel. Juvenile probation department personnel shall be hired pursuant to the rules and procedures approved by the supreme court.

F. Each director of juvenile court services and deputy juvenile probation officer receiving an official salary shall furnish a bond in the sum of not less than two thousand dollars which is approved by the judge of the juvenile court and conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office. If such bonds are furnished by a surety company licensed to transact business in the state, the premiums on such bonds shall be a county charge. In the event the employees are included in a master bond pursuant to county regulations or covered by state risk management, the individual bonds prescribed shall not be required.