The Navajo County Juvenile Court presides over criminal matters involving persons under the age of 18. Juvenile offenders have the right to court-appointed counsel in all proceedings involving offenses, dependency or termination of parental rights pursuant to Title 8 of the Arizona Revised Statutes that may result in detention. Juveniles can be prosecuted as adults. Arizona Revised Statute 13-501 and the Arizona Constitution provide for criminal prosecution in cases against 15, 16 and 17-year-old defendants involving charges of first degree murder in violation of A.R.S. 13-1105; second degree murder in violation of A.R.S. 13-1104, forcible sexual assault in violation of A.R.S. 13-1406; armed robbery in violation of A.R.S. 13-1904; any other violent felony offense; any felony offense committed by a chronic felony offender; or any offense properly joined to an offense listed above. The aim of the Juvenile Court is to comply with constitutional, statutory, and administrative requirements which focus on treatment and rehabilitation as well as protection of the community and youth. Programs include delinquency prevention, treatment, probation, statewide automation and other related activities.