A. The venue of proceedings in the juvenile court shall be determined by the county of the residence of the juvenile, or the county where the alleged dependency or incorrigibility occurs.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 8-206

  • Delinquent act: means an act by a juvenile that if committed by an adult would be a criminal offense or a petty offense, a violation of any law of this state, or of another state if the act occurred in that state, or a law of the United States, or a violation of any law that can only be violated by a minor and that has been designated as a delinquent offense, or any ordinance of a city, county or political subdivision of this state defining crime. 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
  • Petition: means a written statement of the essential facts that allege delinquency, incorrigibility or dependency. 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.
  • Referral: means a report that is submitted to the juvenile court and that alleges that a child is dependent or incorrigible or that a juvenile has committed a delinquent or criminal act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

B. The venue of proceedings in the juvenile court in which a petition alleging a delinquent act is filed is the county where the alleged delinquent act occurs.

C. The venue of proceedings in the juvenile court in which a referral alleging a delinquent act is diverted pursuant to section 8-321 is the county of residence of the juvenile or the county where the alleged delinquent act occurs.

D. If the residence of the juvenile and the situs of the alleged dependency or incorrigibility are in different counties, invoking proceedings in one county shall bar proceedings in the others.

E. On agreement of the judge in the county of disposition and the judge in the county of residence and after considering the interests of the victim, juvenile and supervising probation officer, a juvenile may be supervised on probation in the county of the juvenile’s residence. The judge in the juvenile’s county of residence has authority to enforce the terms and conditions of the juvenile’s probation.