The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is responsible for young people who are committed to its jurisdiction by county juvenile courts, as well as the administration of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles. Our agency is committed to promoting public safety by providing effective evidence-based rehabilitation for young people with multiple needs, including mental health and medical care. This includes providing developmentally appropriate treatment, pro-social activities, and education and career training to ensure continuity of those services for them as they transition back to their communities. Our accountability to the citizens of Arizona is paramount as we work to fulfill our vision and mission.
ADOBE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (SECURE CARE)
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) §41-2816, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections operates and maintains Adobe Mountain School, a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. Each youth receives rehabilitative services appropriate to the youth’s age, risk, needs, abilities, and committing offenses. This includes education, individual and group counseling, psychological services, health care, and recreation. In addition, specialized housing units focus on youth with histories of substance dependence, mental health, and sexual offenses.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (CONDITIONAL LIBERTY / PAROLE)
Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) §§ 41-2804 and 41-2818 authorize the movement of youth from secure care to the community for continued supervision and management. Transition from secure care to the community is facilitated by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that works to ensure the youth is ready for release. Each youth is released with an Individual Release Plan that includes home or placement expectations; individual community treatment, education, and work program goals; and conditions of supervision. While in the community, youth receive focused case management and supervision from Parole Officers and are provided access to ongoing treatment, programs and services as needed by various agencies throughout the state with whom ADJC contracts or collaborates. Interventions available through ADJC or through collaborative case plans with other agencies include: residential services, home-based therapy, and outpatient therapy.