PROJECT ZERO TOLERANCE


The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) has zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse including sexual harassment. ADJC is committed to creating a safe environment and protecting juveniles against sexual victimization. This includes prohibiting any sexual activity, sexual conduct, sexual abuse, sexual contact, or sexual assault between ADJC employees, volunteers, interns, mentors, or contract personnel and juveniles and any such activity between juveniles. The Department screens juveniles to identify potential victims and perpetrators, ensures services are provided for the victims of such abuse, educates employees and juveniles, and assesses potential environmental factors.

ADJC follows the child abuse reporting requirements in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §13-3620 and is committed to the safety and security of every juvenile in its care. Every allegation that a juvenile has been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused while in ADJC custody shall be thoroughly investigated. These allegations can come to the attention of ADJC investigators in a variety of ways: report by a juvenile, juvenile grievance, report by a parent or guardian, report by an employee, or through Project Zero Tolerance, which provides additional reporting mechanisms for parents, guardians, and members of the public.

Any persons who have knowledge of such behavior are encouraged to contact the ADJC Director's Office at (602) 364-4051, or send a confidential email to Zero Tolerance, to bring the matter directly to our attention.

Project Zero Tolerance will sustain our collective efforts so that we can achieve our mission, Safer Communities through Successful Youth.