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Contact Information

The Children's Action Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan research, education and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona's children and families.

Primary Contact Name: Molly Dunn
Position: Director of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Policy
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Phone: 602-266-0707 ext. 206
Website: http://azchildren.org/ 
Twitter: @CAA_Arizona


Bill Number: HB 2356

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Allowed juvenile courts to retain jurisdiction over youth who commit offenses when they are at least 17-years-old until they reach the age of 19.

Year: 2018

Bill Number: SB 1308

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Allowed a juvenile charged with or on trial for a felony to be detained in a juvenile detention center if the detention is ordered by the court.

Year: 2016

Bill Number: SB 1191

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Expanded a judge’s ability to hold “reverse remand” hearings (reverse waiver) for youth under the age of 18 transferred to the adult justice system from specifically delineated sex offenses to a much wider array of criminal offenses.

Year: 2011


Juveniles Processed in the Arizona Court System

The Juvenile Justice Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court regularly produces system reports that provide an overview of the juveniles processed at various stages of the juvenile justice system statewide during each fiscal year, including extensive data about youth prosecuted as adults.

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Juvenile Justice in Arizona: The Fiscal Foundations of Effective Policy (January 2016)

"This report will summarize research on the negative effects of confinement and the benefits community-based treatment, discuss the potential impact of SB1478, note how some other states are dealing with these same issues, and set out a number of policy options facing the state."

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Improving Public Safety by Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System (2010)

This report by The Children's Action Alliance provides data and policy recommendations concerning youth tried as adults in Arizona.  

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