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Juvenile Court – DTC intern opportunity

Dependency Treatment Court (DTC) 3131 W Durango St Phoenix AZ 85009

This internship will provide the candidate with direct and indirect experiences with parents of children zero to three who have allegations of substance abuse and who were ordered to observe a DTC hearing.  These parents are encouraged to participate in the voluntary DTC program.  DTC is a problem solving court in which parents are held accountable to their recommended drug treatment.  Information is obtained from their substance abuse treatment provider in regard to their progress in treatment and is shared with the DTC judge, who in turn holds them accountable through the provision of sanctions and rewards.

  • Familiarize oneself with Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems.
  • Communicate effectively in a fast paced environment with judicial staff and clients, both in verbally and writing.
  • Become proficient in understanding the Juvenile Court process and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes in order to communicate and effectively participate in court staffing’s prior and during court hearings in Dependency Treatment Court settings.
  • Work closely with Dependency Treatment Court Coordinator and DTC Specialist to assist, evaluate, prepare detailed reports, make copies, and assists with observing and recording as directed by the Coordinator.
  • Update the Court database on a frequent basis.
  • Assist Coordinator with developing, preparing and distributing program documentation and informational material.
  • Develop and maintain accurate statistics by collecting and analyzing appropriate data as directed by the Coordinator and/or Director of Dependency.
  • Assist and observe dependency treatment court hearings, take appropriate notes, become familiar with courtroom protocol and assist Coordinator with developing procedural manuals and department reports for distribution. 
  • Assist with planning for any special activities for the Dependency Treatment Court program and events that require assistance with planning, organizing, contacting participants, etc.
  • Learn collaborative techniques by working with court staff as well as outside agencies (CPS, Clinical staff, other interns, Terros Families First Recovery Coaches and staff, etc.)
  • Adapt to working in a fast-pace environment.
  • Regular use of automated computer bases software and appropriate internet searches.

If interested, call or email Linda Ban-Sandbloom and send her a copy of your resume.

Linda Ban-Sandbloom
Deputy Juvenile Court Administrator

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