Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family


Fact: Twenty-two percent of youth in juvenile corrections are adjudicated both delinquent and dependent (dually-adjudicated).

Wellness & Recovery

Coalitions and Networks

Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Statewide organization that serves families who adopt children and provide foster and kinship care

Arizona Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions Directory

Statewide reference manual for community substance abuse prevention coalitions

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)

Advocacy network that promotes positive outcomes for at-risk youth

Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona

Coalition that promotes native culture and values to address underage drinking and other drug use.

Youth Homelessness

National Coalition for the Homeless

Community Resources

Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Due to the complex nature of child abuse and neglect investigations and family assessments, multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are often used to enhance and improve investigations and responses for children and families.

PREA Resource Center

The 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape…and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” (PREA, 2003).

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Provides free child maltreatment response training to law enforcement and child welfare professionals.

Reports and Publications

2019 Information Sharing Guide
Guidelines for the sharing of information of children and families that are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Assessment
Research study to identify the possible causes or factors that contribute to minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system.

Improving Reponses to Youth Charged with Status Offenses: A Training Curriculum
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s "Improving Responses to Youth Charged with Status Offenses" provides participants with skills to effectively implement strategies in their jurisdictions.

Arizona Children’s Justice 3 Year Assessment
This report assesses joint child abuse investigation and multi-disciplinary team efforts. Recommendations are provided that support and enhance the safety and well-being of Arizona children.

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act Arizona Monitoring Report
This document reports on Arizona’s status of compliance of the JJDP Act.

Child Maltreatment
Published in 2015, this report presents national data about child abuse and neglect during federal fiscal year 2013.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
The ACE Study assesses associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.

Crossover Youth Practice Model
This research study presents findings related to youth simultaneously adjudicated in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.