Detention Services Bureau
**Important Information Regarding Detention Visits: In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus into our detention facilities, with guidance from public health and our Detention Medical Director we have made the decision to immediately suspend detention visitations for a minimum period of 4 weeks.
Family contacts and professional visits will continue to be available by telephone. Detention is hard at work creating opportunities to facilitate video conferencing as another avenue for visitation. Parents or professionals may receive telephone calls from unknown numbers originating from our Detention facilities as Detention attempts to facilitate telephonic and/or video conferencing visitations. We ask that parents/professionals please answer those phone calls so they do not miss an opportunity to visit with their children.**
The Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department operates two detention centers, the Durango Facility in Phoenix and the South East Facility in Mesa. Each center has a team of officers that screen every juvenile brought to detention to determine whether or not the juvenile should be held in secure detention pending a court hearing. If a juvenile does not need to be detained, the screening team returns him to his parent or legal guardian who is responsible for him. The screeners are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Each detention center has a team of transportation officers available to escort youth to necessary court hearings, medical appointments, and other matters.
Family visits are allowed but with restrictions.
NOTE, the visiting days and times are not the same at the two detention centers.
View the visiting policies below.
The JETS (Juvenile Electronic Technological Surveillance) program is another juvenile detention alternative. Using GPS technologies it monitors juveniles 24 hours a day. Learn more about JETS.
JTOP (Juvenile Transfer Offender Program) is a program operated by the Adult Probation Department where youthful offenders learn new life skills so they will deviate from negative behavior that could end them up in the Department of Corrections. Learn more about JTOP.
Kids at Hope
The department is a Kids at Hope site supporting the belief that all kids are capable of success--no exceptions. Kids at Hope is an organizational strategy for being Kids at Hope and not at risk. Read more information about Kids at Hope.
Alternative to Secure Care Initiatives
The department supports the development of new innovative processes and programs designed to minimize the reliance on secure care known as the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. Learn more about the Alternative Initiative.
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