Tim D. Hardy has been the Director of the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for the last twenty-one years. Tim graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1978 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and soon became a police officer. Tim was later hired as a probation officer with the Yuma County Juvenile Court in 1991 and in 1994, he was promoted to Probation Supervisor. In 1996, Tim was assigned to oversee the Juvenile DetentionDepartment and in 1997 was appointed to the position of director. Tim belongs to several associations including, the National Association of Probation Executives, the Arizona Chief Probation Officers Association, the American Probation and Parole Association and the American Corrections Association and he is currently the Chairman of his most passionate project, Kids at Hope Yuma, which is the first and only Chapter of National Kids at Hope.