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Juvenile Law
Cases involving juveniles.

The juvenile court is a special division within the superior court that hears cases involving adoption, juvenile delinquency and incorrigibility, termination of parental rights, emancipation, and related matters.

Cases involving juvenile traffic offenders may be heard by a court other than the juvenile court, if the presiding judge of the county allows it.

The Juvenile Justice Services Division provides data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to report juveniles who have been adjudicated for a felony—once the person reaches 18 years of age. In legal terms, they are considered a “prohibited possessor,” which means they are a person who has lost their right to possess or carry a firearm. Individuals who were charged with felonies as juveniles must apply for the restoration of their firearm rights.



The Arizona laws on juveniles include adoption, emancipation, juvenile court, juvenile offenders, custody, child welfare and placement, children’s camp, legitimacy of children, and dependent children. These laws can be found in the Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated beginning with A.R.S. § 8-101.

Also available at: http://www.azleg.gov/arsDetail/?title=8

Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court