A. A child who is any of the following shall not be committed or awarded to the department of juvenile corrections:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 8-342

  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Incorrigible child: means a child who:

    (a) Is adjudicated as a child who refuses to obey the reasonable and proper orders or directions of a parent, guardian or custodian and who is beyond the control of that person. See Arizona Laws 8-201

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. Adjudicated delinquent for an offense that is not a felony unless the child has been previously adjudicated delinquent for an offense that is a felony or is seriously mentally ill.

2. Under fourteen years of age.

3. A dependent or incorrigible child unless the child is adjudicated delinquent and is not excluded under paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection.

B. Before commitment to the department of juvenile corrections, every child shall be given a medical examination. If it is determined that any contagious or infectious disease is present, the child shall not be committed to the department of juvenile corrections, but the juvenile court shall order that the child be given the necessary medical treatment at the county hospital or other medical facility. When the child is discharged by competent medical authority, the juvenile court may order the child’s commitment to the department of juvenile corrections. In any case copies of records, examinations and evaluations shall be made of the findings of the medical examination and of any subsequent treatment and discharge, which copies shall accompany the child’s commitment papers.

C. If the child is a dependent child and is committed or awarded to the department of juvenile corrections, the foster care review board shall review the child’s case as required by section 8-515.03.

D. For the purposes of this section, "child" includes a person who is under eighteen years of age or, if the juvenile court has retained jurisdiction over the person pursuant to section 8-202, subsection H, under nineteen years of age.