A. Juveniles who are subject to the supervision of a probation officer pursuant to an order of the juvenile court, or who are otherwise eligible for absolute discharge or conditional liberty from the department of juvenile corrections in accordance with section 41-2816, shall, as a condition of probation or liberty, be required to do one of the following:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 8-371

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Department: means the department of child safety. 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
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

1. Attend school in order to obtain vocational training or to achieve an appropriate educational level as prescribed in consultation with the school the juvenile attends by the juvenile’s probation officer or by the department of juvenile corrections. If the juvenile fails to attend school regularly, maintain appropriate school behavior, or make satisfactory progress as determined in consultation with the school by the probation officer or department of juvenile corrections as specified in subsection C of this section and the juvenile does not meet the requirements of paragraph 2 of this subsection:

(a) If the juvenile court retains jurisdiction, the juvenile court shall take appropriate action to enforce, modify or revoke its order granting probation.

(b) If the department of juvenile corrections retains jurisdiction, the department shall act to enforce, modify or revoke its order granting conditional liberty.

2. Attend an on-the-job training program or secure and maintain employment. If the juvenile fails to attend the program or maintain employment and does not meet the requirements of paragraph 1 of this subsection:

(a) If the juvenile court retains jurisdiction, the juvenile court shall take appropriate action to enforce, modify or revoke its order granting probation.

(b) If the department of juvenile corrections retains jurisdiction, the department shall act to enforce, modify or revoke its order granting conditional liberty.

B. Subsection A of this section does not apply to juveniles who pass the general educational development test or earn a high school diploma. Subsection A, paragraph 2 of this section does not apply to a juvenile required to attend school under section 15-802.

C. If the juvenile chooses to meet the requirements of subsection A of this section by attending a public school:

1. If the juvenile had previously been expelled from school, prior to readmission of that juvenile to the school, school officials shall meet with the appropriate juvenile court probation officer or department of juvenile corrections case manager and assist in developing conditions of probation or conditional liberty that will provide specific guidelines for behavior and consequences for misbehavior at school as well as educational objectives that must be achieved. If the juvenile is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the court shall review the conditions of probation for the juvenile and may continue the expulsion or return the child to school under the agreed conditions. If the juvenile is under the jurisdiction of the department of juvenile corrections, the department shall review the terms of conditional liberty for the juvenile and may continue the expulsion or return the child to school under the agreed conditions. The governing board may expel the juvenile for subsequent actions as provided in Title 15, Chapter 8, Article 3

2. The juvenile shall on release be screened by the school to which the juvenile is admitted for possible disabilities as provided in section 15-761, paragraph 2 and, if the screening so indicates, be referred for evaluation for possible placement in a special education program.

D. The school district of residence and the juvenile court or the department of juvenile corrections may establish education, counseling or other programs in order to improve the behavior and educational performance of juveniles covered by this section.

E. For the purposes of this section, "child" or "juvenile" 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.