Maricopa County–Juvenile Court Center (Facility) Durango Visiting Information:
Visiting for all juveniles is restricted to parents, grandparents or legal guardians. Approved visitors must have government issued photo identification. No exceptions. Other visitors (or family whose last name is different from the youth's) must have prior authorization from the Detention Management Team. This authorization can be requested through the juvenile's assigned Probation Officer.
Only authorized visitors will be permitted to remain in the building. Persons accompanying authorized visitors will be required to wait outside. Please do not bring friends or children with you, as we cannot assume responsibility for children since we have neither space nor staff to supervise them.
No one under 18 years of age, other than those juveniles who are detained or are being considered for detention, are allowed in the Detention Center.
Visitors are not permitted to carry anything into visiting areas. Specifically prohibited are packages, purses, food and drinks, cards and games.
Reading material may be left with the officer on duty and will be reviewed for acceptability before delivery to your child's unit. Such reading material is not considered the personal property of the child, but rather a donation to the unit.
Any visitors passing any object whatsoever to a youth will be asked to leave and may forfeit any further visiting privileges.
Visiting is a privilege and may be cancelled or terminated if it is felt that such action would be in the best interest of the child or others in Detention.
PLEASE NOTE: There may be occasions when for safety and security reasons, visitation is cancelled or shortened, without the opportunity to give visitors advance notice.
Check for the times you may visit your child in the charts below. Visiting times are different at each facility and are based on the juvenile's LAST name.
For questions regarding visiting, please contact your child's assigned Probation Officer.
Maricopa County–Juvenile Court Center (Facility) Durango Additional information:
The Detention staffs provide a safe and secure living place for juveniles who must be detained to help maintain the safety of the community. They also lead educational and counseling sessions to give detained juveniles the tools they need to act as good citizens when they are released from detention.
There are two detention centers, the Durango Facility in Phoenix and the South East Facility in Mesa. Each center has a team of officers that screens every juvenile brought to detention to determine whether or not the juvenile should be kept in detention. 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. At each detention center there is a team of transportation officers, who accompany every juvenile who has to leave detention for court hearings, doctors' appointments, etc. and ensure that they are returned safely to detention.
Arizona requires each county to operate a detention center for juveniles who:
Are likely to commit an offense injurious to self or others
Need custodial protection for their own interests or the interests of the public
May be charged as adults for a serious offense
Would not appear for a court hearing if they were not detained, or
Must be held for another jurisdiction
The Juvenile Probation Department's mission is to provide access to evidence-based early intervention, supervision, treatment and secure care for youth and families so that youth learn accountability and responsibility, and community safety is enhanced.
We want to have a detention center that protects the public from juveniles who are dangerous to themselves and the community, and to give those juveniles the tools they will need to become responsible citizens when they are released from detention.
Detention is not open to the general public. However, if you go to the Law for Kids web site you can take a virtual tour of the Southeast Detention Facility.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.
Maricopa County–Juvenile Court Center (Facility) Durango Description: