Juvenile drug courts are funded primarily through legislative appropriation as established by the Arizona legislature in 2005 under HB 2610. JJSD may also use JCRF funds to extend juvenile drug courts where no other funds exist. Any appropriated juvenile drug court funds not used by the juvenile probation departments at the end of a fiscal year are “reverted” or sent back to the State’s General Fund.
JJSD supplements the legislative appropriation with JPSF treatment funds.
Each drug court includes a Drug Court team that includes judicial, legal, probation and treatment provider representation. Juvenile drug courts are currently operational in multiple cities/municipalities in multiple counties.
The AOC and the County Probation Departments manage this fund on a monthly basis through utilization and financial management processes.