Arizona Revised Statutes § 8-203.01 Fingerprinting Juvenile Probation Officers; Affidavit

8-203.01. Fingerprinting juvenile probation officers; affidavit

A. Juvenile probation officers employed by the juvenile court shall be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. A juvenile probation officer shall submit fingerprints and the form prescribed in subsection D of this section to the chief juvenile probation officer within seven working days after the date a juvenile probation officer begins work. Employment with the juvenile court as a juvenile probation officer is conditioned on the results of the fingerprint check.

B. Fingerprint checks shall be conducted pursuant to section 41-1750, subsection G.

C. The juvenile court shall assume the costs of fingerprint checks and may charge these costs to the fingerprinted juvenile probation officer.

D. Juvenile probation officers shall certify on forms that are provided by the juvenile court and notarized that they are not awaiting trial on and have never been convicted of or admitted committing any of the following criminal offenses in this state or similar offenses in another state or jurisdiction:

1. Sexual abuse of a minor.

2. Incest.

3. First or second degree murder.

4. Kidnapping.

5. Arson.

6. Sexual assault.

7. Sexual exploitation of a minor.

8. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

9. Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.

10. Felony offenses involving distribution of marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs.

11. Burglary.

12. Robbery.

13. A dangerous crime against children pursuant to section 13-705.

14. Child abuse.

15. Sexual conduct with a minor.

16. Molestation of a child.

E. The juvenile court shall make documented, good faith efforts to contact previous employers of juvenile probation officers to obtain information or recommendations that may be relevant to an individual's fitness for employment as a juvenile probation officer.

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