AZ Teen Court Association

The Arizona Teen Court Association consists of a cadre of Teen Court experts who share ideas, tools and resources to build a strong network and strengthen each of the individual Teen Court programs across the state. The Association is a program service supported by the Arizona Bar Foundation.  In March 2006, Teen Court leaders convened to establish the following Mission and Goals for the Arizona Teen Court Association.  Achieving both the Mission and Goals has remained constant since their inception.

Arizona Teen Court Association Mission

Support Teen Courts in Arizona that empower youth in their communities to help change negative and delinquent behavior in their peers.  

Arizona Teen Court Association Goals

  • Provide shared resources and materials for teen courts through a statewide clearinghouse
  • Promote sustainability and development of teen courts in Arizona
  • Offer a forum for networking among staff members of Teen Courts to exchange ideas and discuss issues thereby improving the administration of their programs.
  • Educate youth. Foster civic engagement of youth to increase social and emotional well-being.
  • Build collaborations that increase the effectiveness and consistency of Teen Court programs across Arizona.
  • Promote and publicize Arizona Teen Courts.

Arizona Teen Court Association Advisory Committee

The Arizona Teen Court Association Advisory Committee is made up of ~20 members who meet several times throughout the year to discuss plans for the year as well as prepare for the Annual Youth Summit.  All Arizona Teen Courts are invited to be a part of the Advisory Committee and attend in person or Conference Call.  Please contact us for additional information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Support the Arizona Teen Court Association

The Arizona Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and accepts designated donations on behalf of the Arizona Teen Court Association which is 100% tax deductible.  You can make a significant difference by donating to the Arizona Teen Court Association and can designate your donation not only to the Association, but can request that it be designated to specific activities hosted by the Association such as paying for a Teen Court School's Bus or travel to attend the Youth Summit.  A single donation goes a long way and the Arizona Teen Court Association appreciates every dollar.  Thank you in advance for your donation and support.

"WASA has maintained a functioning year-round Youth Court in Willcox since 1996. and had the pleasure of attending  national summits on three different occasions. We recognize that a large part of our success comes from the training and support we have received from the  Arizona Teen Court Association. We appreciate and value our association with them over the years."

 -Sally White, WASA Coordinator & Judge Gary Hatch, (Ret.) YC Instructor/Supervisor -