Probation is a conditional suspension of an imposed disposition. Probationers are supervised by a probation officer and the probationer must follow the terms and conditions of probation. Probation is a substitute for a prison term, which is dependent upon good behavior. Probation can include detention, treatment, restitution and/or other special terms and conditions.
Parole is supervision upon the release from the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections after serving a certain amount of time. The youth will be under the supervision of a parole officer. Parole can be revoked if the youth fails to observe the conditions of his parole order. Parole is a state agency. Their telephone number for Southeast Arizona is 520-850-1843.