LawForKids.org staff were invited to tour the Southeast Maricopa County Detention Center in order to show you what a day in the life is like for a juvenile in the detention facility. The tour shows photographs and explains our experiences.

This photo shows the Southeast Maricopa County Juvenile Court House. The advisory, adjudication and disposition hearings for many juveniles in Maricopa County take place at this Court House.

An advisory hearing is a formal court process where the juvenile is told about the charges against him or her and can admit or deny them. Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, Rule 28 (A).

An adjudication hearing is a hearing in front of a judge only (not a jury), where the court determines whether the juvenile committed the alleged acts. Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, Rule 29 (A). The court may make a finding that the juvenile is delinquent or incorrigible.

A disposition is when the youth is told what consequences the court has decided. Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, Rule 30.

(After you are done with this tour, you can learn more about advisory, adjudication and disposition hearings by going through the Juvenile Court Tour on this website.)