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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 

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.


Juvenile Probation is responsible for juveniles charged in Yavapai County with delinquent and incorrigible offenses. The department processed 1290 juvenile cases in FY 2018-19.

The department offers programs and accesses community resources designed to rehabilitate juveniles such as, individual and family counseling, youth employment opportunities, community restitution, life enrichment programs, restitution, education programs, substance abuse programs, victim/offender mediation, parenting classes and community juvenile justice committees.

The Juvenile Justice Center provides a secure detention facility for juveniles awaiting hearings or who have been sentenced to short periods of incarceration. Juvenile detention houses an average of 670 juveniles per year.

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

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

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.
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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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