2011 -- Arizona
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
ABSTRACT & CITATION
This is the FY2010 annual report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission on the use of funds under Arizona’s Fill the Gap legislation, which is dedicated to reducing case processing times for county attorneys and indigent defense agencies. The Supreme Court of Arizona has required that cases be adjudicated within 100-540 days, depending on the complexity of the case. The Fill the Gap program was meant to assist agencies in meeting those goals, which have become more difficult to achieve because of Arizona’s growing population and increase in law enforcement resources; all but one indigent defense agency did not meet those standards in FY2010. Overall, Fill the Gap funding decreased in FY2010, with cuts around 62% for most indigent defense agencies. This report compiles Fill the Gap funding information for each county in Arizona from FY2001 to FY2010 and compares how County Attorney’s Offices and County Public Defender’s Offices are funded under the program. It also measures how quickly each county processed cases from FY2007 to 2010. It breaks down how the program funds were used, and what factors contributed to the speeding up and slowing down of case processing.
Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn Statistical Analysis Ctr. (2011). Arizona Criminal Justice Commission: Fy2010 Fill the Gap Report. Phoenix, Az: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn Statistical Analysis CtrTopics: Caseloads, Experts, Funding, Investigation, Resource Disparity, Salaries, Support Services
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