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Juvenile Court internships available

Maricopa County Juvenile Court Internships

There are three different opportunities within the Maricopa County Juvenile Court: working within the Community Service Unit, the Administration Office, or working with crossover youth (kids in both the criminal justice and dependency or foster care system)

Deadline to apply is December 1. If interested, call or email Linda Ban-Sandbloom and send her a copy of your resume.

Linda Ban-Sandbloom l Deputy Juvenile Court Administrator l sandblooml@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov l 602-506-5904


Administrative Office Internship

This internship will provide the candidate with direct experiences with Juvenile Court staff, Judicial divisions and staff, families, guardians and agencies who work in the Juvenile court. Interns will learn from court staff how to use computer systems to check-in customers and attorneys, answer general questions, learn the function of a bailiff in Court and obtain experience doing so, learn about the many different case types in Juvenile court and become familiar with the parties and agencies who participate; observe conferences and mediations and work closely with Juvenile Court Administration.

 
Primary Duties:
  • Familiarize oneself with Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems.  Become proficient in understanding the Juvenile Court processes, case types and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes.
  • Update Court database on a frequent basis.
  • May assist court staff with working in a fast-paced environment, greeting customers, checking in parties on the computer system and giving general directions to customers who require assistance.
  • Understand the various roles of the professionals who work with juveniles in the system (County attorney, public defender, probation officer, CASA, GAL, Judge, Clerk of the Court, etc.)
  • Learn collaborate techniques while working for and observing court staff as well as with outside agencies (CPS, Mercy Maricopa, Juvenile Probation, attorneys, etc.)
  • Adapt to working in a fast-pace environment.
  • Regular use of automated computer databases including updating cases, hearings, check-in) and appropriate internet searches.
  • Learn and become very familiar with the Community Services Unit and to assist customers who need help by sending appropriate email correspondence from a work station.
  • Observe courtroom calendars, learn how the function of a bailiff is critical and begin to cross-train as a bailiff in order to support this position by the end of your internship.


Community Services Unit

This internship will provide the candidate with direct experiences with parents and guardians who are having behavioral issues with children in their families, children in their care, children in other family members care and children who have not become involved with the delinquency system. These parents and guardians seek the assistance of court staff, agency liaisons and probation staff who can assist with referrals and resources within the community in which these families live.  Court staff can also set appointments (staffings) with the juvenile, family members, members of the community and school officials to assist children. Court staff can also make appointment with volunteer attorneys from ASU (JLAP) for free legal advice for families who contact the CSU.

 Primary Duties:

  • Familiarize oneself with Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems.  Become proficient in understanding the Juvenile Court process and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes.
  • Update Court database on a frequent basis.
  • Increased knowledge of processes of the Juvenile Court and observation of many juvenile court calendars in order to do so.
  • May assist court staff with developing, preparing and distributing program documentation and informational materials to the public and at community events.
  • Develops and maintains accurate statistics by collecting and analyzing appropriate data as directed by the immediate supervisor (Deputy Court Administrator of Programs and Services.)
  • Learn collaborate techniques for working with court staff as well as outside agencies (CPS, Dependency Treatment processes, Visit Coaching and Social Work program, CPS, Magellan, etc.)
  • Adapt to working in a fast-pace environment.
  • Regular use of automated computer bases software and appropriate internet searches.
  • Learn and become very familiar with a variety of community resources and agencies in order to assist with proper referral and services for families who contact the CSU.
  • Become proficient enough to attend presentations about the CSU to schools, police departments and other community organizations.
  • Respond to inquiries for assistance from the public as a member of the CSU email distribution list and to work directly with families who contact the Court.
  • Recommend, coordinate and arrange for staffing’s when applicable.

 


 

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