Juvenile Probation

Counseling Maricopa County Juvenile Probation offers many different types of counseling to the juveniles and their families who are referred to us, or who come in on their own. It can be an individual or group, for the juvenile or parents alone or both together. It may be intended for a particular problem like alcohol or substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management, or for something more general like parent-child relations, or developing life skills.

Counseling is offered both by juvenile probation staff and by other agencies that have contracts with the state. In many cases there is little or no cost for counseling. Any juvenile (and family) on probation or in diversion may participate in counseling. The assigned probation officer works with the family to find the program that will work best for their situation.

Here are some of the types of counseling programs offered:

Program Focus
CUTS truancy Program Stopping and preventing truancy
Drug Diversion First time Drug Offenders
Family Counseling Bill Program Short-term individual and group counseling for juveniles and families
Family Violence Diversion Solving family violence without going to court
FINS (Families Needing Services) Crisis Intervention: Giving families tools to solve parent-child relation problems. For families not already involved with the Probation Department
Functional Family Therapy Intensive family-centered program structured to the particular needs of the family.
Home Based Family Counseling conducted in the home
PIC-Act Counseling Short-term individual and group counseling for juveniles
TASC Drug Counseling, education and testing
Therapy Fund Counseling Short-term individual and group counseling for juveniles and families
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