No. H-795.

125 Ariz. 430 (1980)

610 P.2d 64

In re the Matter of PIMA COUNTY JUVENILE ACTION NO. 18635, Petitioner, v. Honorable Lillian S. FISHER, Judge of the Juvenile Court in and for the County of Pima; Arizona Department of Economic Security, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Arizona, In Banc.

April 29, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gaila C. Davis, Tucson, for petitioner.

Robert K. Corbin, Atty. Gen., Phoenix, by John R. Evans, Asst. Atty. Gen., Tucson, for Arizona Dept. of Economic Security.

Stephen D. Neely, Pima County Atty., by Ronald M. Lehman and Paula Davidon, Deputy County Attys., Tucson, for Honorable Lillian S. Fisher, Judge of the Juvenile Court in and for the County of Pima.

HOLOHAN, Vice Chief Justice.

The minor child through her attorney seeks by a petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus to be returned to the custody of her former foster parents. We accepted jurisdiction.

Although habeas corpus is often used as a procedural device to bring child custody matters before a court, Smart v. Cantor, 117 Ariz. 539, 574 P.2d 27

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