Adult Education and Workforce Services

Adult Education Services 

Maricopa County Adult Probation Department's Frank X. Gordon Education Program is a community-based education program open to probationers and members of the community not on probation. We have highly qualified, Arizona Department of Education certified instructors in each center. 

We offer FREE education services including:

  • GED test preparation classes
  • Reading/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Civics
  • Adult Basic Education classes to move you up to the high school/GED levels
  • English language classes for those not fluent in English
  • Workforce preparation skills
  • Resume assistance
  • Interview practice
  • Online job searching
  • Nationally recognized career credentials
  • Digital Literacy skill development
  • 24/7 online curriculum access to you can study at home on your schedule 

New student registration is offered throughout the year. Every student must be at least 16 years of age and have valid U.S. state-issued identification. You do NOT have to be on probation to enroll. 


Southeast Justice Center

222 E Javelina Ave, Multipurpose Rooms 5-6, Mesa, AZ 85201 


Western Regional Center (WRC)

6655 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301

Phoenix (Central)

Garfield Center

1022 East Garfield Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85006 


Phone: 602-506-0055 



Workforce Services 

Specialized workforce services are available to anyone enrolled in the adult education classes or on probation/justice involved.

We have a Workforce Development Instructor within the Adult Education Program who can work one-on-one with probationers and education students.  

Arizona@Work – Smart Justice 

Arizona@Work has a specialized team called Smart Justice who provide assistance to justice involved/probation participants, including:

  • Job leads (with second chance employers) 
  • Apprenticeship and paid work experiences 
  • Specialized workforce training 
  • Interview and resume assistance 


Phone: 602-506-0055 


Smart Justice Coaches

Smart Justice coaches are located in the adult education centers and probation buildings and are also available for appointments and walk in participants. 


Phone: 602-372-1839 


Jason Walker
Chief of Specialized Services
Contact Adult Probation

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