Maricopa County Opens New Detention and Court Facilities to Better Serve our Local Criminal Justice System

This past month, Maricopa County added two new facilities to more efficiently serve the needs of offenders, their families and the community: A new central Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) facility and a mental health court at Maryvale Behavioral Center.

On February 19, County Attorney Allister Adel participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the County’s new ITR facility. This new facility will operate as the county’s central location for booking and processing those arrested in Maricopa County, moving that function from the 4th Avenue Jail where it has been housed for several years. The ITR will make Initial Appearance court more accessible, with designated areas for the public and crime victims and will use the latest technology to operate more efficiently.

County Attorney Adel joined other county leaders on February 6 to celebrate the opening of a new mental health court at Maryvale Behavioral Health Center. By having a court facility within the hospital setting, patients can get court-ordered evaluations and treatment in a therapeutic setting, rather than a jail, and don’t need to be transported to a courthouse for hearings.

Maricopa County Opens New Detention and Court Facilities to Better Serve our Local Criminal Justice