Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Arizona

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 8, chapter 1
  • Child protection: title 8, chapter 4, article 1; title 13, chapters 35.1, 36
  • Child welfare: title 8, chapter 4, articles 2 through 11
  • Guardianship: title 8, chapter 4, article 12
  • Youth services: title 8, chapter 4, article 4
  • Indian child welfare: §§ 8-815; 8-514; 8-335; 25-1004

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.azsos.gov/rules/arizona-administrative-code

Notes:

See title 21, Child Safety

Website for Agency Policies:

https://extranet.azdcs.gov/DCSPolicy/

Notes:

Department of Child Safety, Policy and Procedure Manual, including the following:

  • Chapter 5, §§ 28-34: Guardianship (including subsidized guardianship)
  • Chapter 5, §§ 35-38: Independent Living Services

Other Resources

Arizona Court Rules 

Tribal codes available online: