The Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department (MCJPD) offers student interns hands on opportunities to apply college coursework in a real professional juvenile justice environment. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the three different bureaus that make up the 4th largest probation department in the country. The Administrative Services Bureau (ASB), Community Services Bureau (CSB), and the Detention Services Bureau (DSB) work together through various evidence based approaches to support system involved youth. As an integral part of the Judicial Branch, MCJPD collaborates with many State, county and local government agencies, community based and non-profit organizations, schools, and other leaders in the community to improve outcomes for justice involved youth residing in Maricopa County. Opportunities within the department include but are not limited to: shadowing officers in both detention and in the field; observing court hearings; participating in the detention tutoring program; observing ride-a-longs with field officers; research projects; new program implementation; and assisting with the Hope Closet - an initiative designed to provide justice involved youth appropriate and adequate clothing when needed.
The Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department (MCJPD) offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can assist our mission of public service by proving supports to a number of special projects and areas of need. These opportunities include our clothing donation program (Hope Closet), food pantry project, gardening, religious services, and mentor and tutoring opportunities on a case by case basis. Volunteer opportunities may change frequently depending on the needs of the department. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.