When a juvenile is sent to the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) by the committing county court, you have the right upon request to receive notice of all post-adjudication hearings. You have the right to receive notice of the decisions arising out of these hearings (outcome), and you have the right to be informed of the adjudicated juvenile's release, escape, or death, as well as the right to request not to receive mail from the juvenile.
To secure these rights, victims must register, or "opt-in" with ADJC's Victims' Rights Unit by filling out a Post-Adjudication Notification Request form. This form is usually provided to the victim by law enforcement personnel or the referring county. You can request a PANR form by contacting the Victims' Rights Unit at (602) 364-3513.
Once the PANR form is received and processed by ADJC's Victims' Rights Unit, the victim is assigned a Victims' Rights Specialist to manage their case. The Victims' Rights Specialist is responsible for representing the victim and advocating for their rights and concerns. Registered victims will continue to receive services until the juvenile is discharged from ADJC care and/or turns 18.
The ADJC Victims' Rights Unit will notify the victim:
- of the juvenile's release date, escape, or death;
- of any upcoming hearings that the victim has the right to attend;
- of any changes in the status or movement of the juvenile.
Please keep your address updated with each of the following entities:
- ADJC Victims' Rights Unit: 1-800-387-3062 or 602-364-351
- Clerk of Court (sentencing county)