As states face shrinking budgets, new options for correctional supervision are being sought. One solution has been to shift the responsibility for custody from the state to county level through a process of realignment. The current article uses a case study methodology to examine proposed solutions and opinions of various stakeholders in juvenile justice following a 2010 announcement that the Department of Juvenile Corrections would be closed in Arizona. The findings show that the manner in which the realignment was proposed would have been a difficult model to adopt but that a well-planned and adequately funded reform would benefit juveniles and counties across Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-504
Number of pages17
JournalCriminal Justice Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • juvenile corrections
  • prison
  • realignment
  • reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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