What is Standard Probation?

After adjudication, a juvenile may receive a disposition to Standard Probation. Standard Probation allows the juvenile to remain in the community contingent on compliance with court-ordered conditions, which include such things as:

  • Obey the law and rules set forth by the probation officer
  • Notify Probation of any change of residence
  • Pay restitution, fines, and fees
  • Attend school or work
  • Submit to search and seizure of person or property by an officer
  • Drug tests
  • Abide by set curfews
  • Do not associate with anyone violating the law
  • Do not own or use a firearm or deadly weapon
  • Perform community service hours as ordered

Special conditions can also be ordered with cases that may involve gangs, mental health, or sexually maladaptive behaviors. Throughout a probation term, the probation and/or surveillance officer monitors the juvenile's compliance and case plan progress. The probation officer works closely with the juvenile, family members, and members of the community such as teachers, victims, treatment providers, and others involved in the life of the juvenile. If the juvenile does not comply with the conditions and/or continues violating the law, the probation officer may address the violations using graduated responses or refer the juvenile back to court. The court may then impose restrictions, including detention, placement on JIPS, or commitment to ADJC.

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1. What is the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court?
2. What is a delinquent act?
3. What is an incorrigible act?
4. How does a juvenile get referred to the Court?
5. What is diversion?
6. What is a petition?
7. What is a dismissal?
8. What is the Probation Officer’s role?
9. What is Standard Probation?
10. What is Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision (JIPS)?
11. What is the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC)?
12. How do I get my juvenile records destroyed?