Juvenile Probation

Mission Statement

The Yavapai County Juvenile Court is dedicated to providing direction and opportunities that develop responsible youth, strong families, restored victims, and a safe community.


At the Juvenile Justice Center, we serve youth and families involved in the delinquency and dependency court process. The department offers a range of services from programs and guidance to resources specially designed to rehabilitate juveniles and support families such as, counseling, youth employment opportunities, community restitution and life enrichment programs, education programs, substance abuse programs, victim/offender mediation and restitution, parenting classes and community committees. Additionally, the Juvenile Justice Center provides a secure detention facility that is committed to the safety and skills development of all juveniles in custody. Further information regarding Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can be found on CASA of Yavapai County's Website .

Yavapai County Juvenile Court embraces the Kids at Hope model and believes, “All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!”

The revenue for this department is provided through monies from the County general fund, the State of Arizona, fees, and grants.

Guiding Principles/Values

  • Integrity – Always doing what is considered honorable and morally right.
  • Stewardship – Responsibly guiding and protecting our youth, staff, and community.
  • Perseverance – Testing our courage, even in defeat, without losing heart.
  • Collaboration – Producing mutually rewarding results through teamwork.
  • Professionalism – Promoting the pursuit of excellence.
  • Dignity – Respecting the inherent value and worth of all.
In the News...

Fentanyl Facts

Fentanyl is the most common drug found in opioid overdose deaths in Arizona. Teens as young as 14 have overdosed and died from this deadly drug. Juveniles and families need to know the facts about fentanyl to stop an easily preventable tragedy. We are dedicated to providing help for families and children affected by opioid and drug addiction. For further information, please see the guides below.

Fentanyl Facts 
Fentanyl Facts (en Español) 
Fentanyl Facts for Young Adults 
Fentanyl Facts for Young Adults (en Español) 

Nursery Rhymes Project

The Nursery Rhymes project is a result of approximately 500 community members, our law enforcement agencies, local governments, and businesses who came together in Yavapai County, Arizona to join the fight against human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purposes of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. Human trafficking exists worldwide, and it exists in our own communities. Although human trafficking is widespread, many victims go unnoticed. Victims rarely come forward to seek help, out of fear of their traffickers, language barriers, and/or fear of law enforcement. For this reason, human trafficking has largely remained a hidden crime.

The volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring this project forward are united in the goal to increase detection and investigation of human trafficking, protect victims and bring suspected traffickers to justice.

Nursery Rhymes and Daddies Video 

photo of Tara Newman

Tara Newman


Appointed 2022

Primary Business Address: 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 771-3156
Fax: (928) 771-3445


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