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Community Supervision: Volunteer Program
DO YOU CARE ABOUT CHILDREN?
DO YOU HAVE 4 HOURS A MONTH TO DONATE TO CHILDREN?
The Juvenile Probation Department is actively seeking community members for its Volunteer Program. The
Volunteer Program was created in the mid 1990's, when citizen volunteers began to serve on Community Justice
Committees. The Community Justice Committees are committees of volunteer citizens that work with young
people that have been charged with minor offenses. The primary purpose of the program is to divert young
people charged with minor offenses from the Juvenile Court back to their communities where groups of
volunteer citizens hold them accountable and respond to their needs. Today, there are over 200 Community
Justice Committee volunteers and 40 active Community Justice Committees throughout Maricopa County.
Our Volunteer Program offers interested citizens the opportunity to serve in various capacities of the
Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department. Possible placements for volunteers include:
- Working with a probation officer, supervisor or in detention.
- Working with diversion programs that include Community Justice Committees, CUTS, Teen Court, or Drug
Diversion. Others may work in more specialized areas such as Drug Court or Domestic Violence.
Duties may include casework involving one or more children on a probation officer's caseload, report writing,
telephone and/or personal follow-up, court observation and attendance. Assignments are based on the
volunteer's preferences and skills, and offer each applicant an opportunity to develop those skills.
Becoming a volunteer at the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department is a simple process. The procedure
includes a written application, interview, references, background check, fingerprinting, and training.
To find out more about our Volunteer Program and volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator,
Elvia Davis at 602-506-4482.
Click here to download volunteer application packet
If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer coordinator