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Arizona

The Juvenile Justice Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, is responsible for the administration of juvenile justice programs for delinquent and incorrigible youth in coordination with the juvenile courts. The 15 juvenile courts are a division of the Arizona Superior Court. In Arizona, county probation departments operate under the authority of a presiding juvenile court judge. Each presiding juvenile court judge has the authority to appoint the chief juvenile probation officer/director of juvenile court services. This position supervises the county probation office and administers detention. The state executive agency, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, administers aftercare services and corrections.