juvenile crime

Maricopa County Jail (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2017

Juveniles in Maricopa County adult jail don’t receive accredited education

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is not providing accredited educational services to the juveniles held in its adult jail, meaning the credits students earn may not be valid elsewhere.

Apache County youth explore the new community center in St. Johns, dubbed The LOFT to capitalize on the trendy, industrial styling. The space once housed the county's juvenile detention center. (Photo courtesy of Amy Love/Arizona Supreme Court)
Oct 9, 2017

Dropping juvenile crime rate turns cells to community centers

Apache County’s new community center in St. Johns is industrial chic right down to its name: The LOFT. You’d never know it was once a juvenile detention center.

Jul 7, 2017

Juvenile crime plummets — experts at a loss to explain

Arizona’s juvenile detention centers are closing because juvenile offender populations are plummeting, and juvenile offender populations are plummeting because kids these days are committing crimes at a rate far below generations before them.