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Past Winners

Arizona Supreme Court Strategic Agenda Awards
*Awards were not given in 2002 and 2010

2015 – Advancing Justice Together

Goal:   Promoting Access to Justice

Mental Health in Yuma County

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities

Ms. Kathy Waters, Evidence Based Pretrial Services

Goal:   Improving Court Processes

Office of the Court Interpreter Software Project at the Superior Court in Pima County

Goal:   Enhancing Professionalism within Arizona’s Courts
Maricopa County Justice Courts’ Best Practices for Ensuring Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants, Presiding Justice of the Peace C. Steven McMurry, Justice of the Peace Gerald Williams, and Judicial Education Officer Mr. Charles Adornetto

Goal:   Improving Communications and Community Participation
Community Advisory Board for Juvenile Court in Pinal County for the Baby Care Bag Project


2014 – Advancing Justice Together

Goal:   Promoting Access to Justice
Pima County Superior Court Simpla Phi Lex Project

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities
Tucson City Court -- Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court and Dedicated Domestic Violence Court
Yavapai County Superior Court Dependency Program Office

Goal:   Improving Court Processes
Phoenix Municipal Court Veterans Court

Goal:   Enhancing Professionalism within Arizona’s Courts
Pima County Superior Court eBench Pilot Project

Goal:   Improving Communications and Community Participation
Mr. Tim D. Hardy, Juvenile Court Director, Yuma County


2013 – Justice 2020

Goal:   Strengthening the Administration of Justice         
New Opportunity Warrant Clean-up Program (NOWcU)
Video Remote Interpreter System Project

Goal:   Maintaining a Professional workforce and Improving Operational Efficiency
Juvenile Court Institute (JCI)

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities
Pinal County Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Goal:   Individual Achievement
Ms. Kathy Pollard, Pima County Superior Court Jury Commissioner


2012 – Justice 2020

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities
Presiding Judge Norman Davis and the Honorable Steven McMurray for the Protective Order Center
Presiding Judge Norman Davis and the Honorable Rosa Mroz for, Reinventing Probate Court in Maricopa County
Ms. Sandra Figueroa, Deputy Graham County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

Goal:   Strengthening the Administration of Justice

Scottsdale City Court Home Detention Electronic Monitoring Program


2011 – Justice 2020

Goal:   Improving Communications

Justice 2030 Strategic Planning Forum

Goal:   Strengthening the Administration of Justice

Early Resolution Conference Program in Pinal County Superior Court

Goal:   Maintaining a Professional Workforce and Improving Operational Efficiencies

City of Tucson’s Alternative to Jail Program

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities

Ms. Barbara Broderick, Adult Probation Chief


2009 – Justice 2020

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable Ruth McGregor (retired)


2008 – Good to Great

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities

Pinal County Community Advisory Board Leads by Example
Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice
A Commitment to Quality
Goal:   Being Accountable
Pima County Domestic Violence Court
Goal:   Improving Communications and Cooperation with the Community and Other Branches of Government and within the Judicial Branch
Tempe Municipal Court Community Connect Project
Goal:   Serving the Public by Improving the Legal Profession
Mr. Scott Gan
Ms. Beth Barnes
Ms. Phyllis Roestenberg
Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts
Honorable Fred Newton

2007 – Good to Great

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families, and Communities

AZTEC High School/Yuma County Juvenile Detention Program

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

Disproportionate Minority Contacts/Pima County Juvenile Court

Goal:   Connecting with the Community

Legal Information Guidelines Task Force, AOC

Goal:   Being Accountable

Superior Court in Yuma County, Court Performance Measurement System

Goal:   Serving the Public by Improving the Legal Profession

Mr. David C. Tierney, Maricopa County Attorney

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable William O’Neil


2006 – Good to Great

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities

Superior Court in Pima County Family Law Bench Child Support Project

Superior Court in Maricopa County Family Court the Maricopa Model

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

Mr. James B. Reed, Esq

Tucson City Court’s E-Citation Project

Goal:   Being Accountable

Superior Court in Coconino County Justice 2025 Strategic Planning Forum

Superior Court in Yavapai County Permanency Planning Mediation Program

Goal:   Employees Being Accountable

Superior Court in Maricopa County Probation Officer William J. Harkins III

Phoenix Municipal Court Information Systems and Technology Director Ron Beguin

Goal:   Serving the Public by Improving the Legal Profession

Honorable Tom Cole

Goal:   Improving Communications and Cooperation with the Community and Other Branches of Government and within the Judicial Branch

Superior Court in Pinal County Criminal Justice Forums: Building a Safer Community through Awareness and Change

Superior Court in Gila County Gila County Probation and Gila County School Superintendent School Collaboration

Superior Court in Maricopa County Spanish DUI Court

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable Ronald S. Reinstein


2005 – Justice for a Better Arizona

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities

Yuma County Adult Drug Court

Mr. Tom Behl, Superior Court in Gila County Guardian Ad Litem for Children

Pinal County Domestic Violence Court

Ms. Jennifer Smook, Pinal County Adult Probation Officer

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

Coconino County Access to Courts Video

Glendale City Court’s Treatment Court

Yavapai County’s Early Disposition Court

Goal:   Connecting with the Community

Ms. Marilyn Windust

Division I Court of Appeals Connecting with the Community Program

Garfield Community Probation center

Mohave County Project SAW

Maricopa County Juvenile Court’s Dare to Dream

Goal:   Being Accountable

Honorable Colin Campbell for the Mandate Study and the Reorganization and Consolidation of Tribal Courts

Coconino County Electronic Citation Project

Flagstaff Justice Court Project

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable Mark Armstrong


2004 – Justice for a Better Arizona

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities

Ms. Glynn Thomas, Superior Court in Maricopa County Adult Probation

Superior Court in Maricopa County Fight Back with Love

Superior Court in Maricopa County Adult Probation SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill)

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

City of Phoenix Municipal Court One Stop Service Environment

Arizona Supreme Court Staff AttorneysOffice

Goal:   Connecting with the Community

Superior Court in Cochise County Juvenile Detention Education Program

Superior Court in Maricopa County Community Rehabilitation Housing Program Adult Probation Department

Superior Court in Pinal County Juvenile Court Volunteer Program

Goal:   Being Accountable

Superior Court in Maricopa County MVD Computer Interface City of Phoenix Court

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable Jeff Coker


2003 – Justice for a Better Arizona

Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts

Honorable Louis Frank Dominguez

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities

Yavapai County Detention Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Bullhead City Municipal Court Humanities AED 088 Introduction to Quality Living and T.A.A.G. (Teen Adopt a Grandparent Project)

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

Court of Appeals Division II E-Filing/Court Automation

Superior Court in Maricopa County Regional Court Centers

Goal:   Connecting with the Community

Pinal County Department of Juvenile Court Services Community Huddle

Goal:   Being Accountable

Peoria City Court Judge George Anagnost Rules of Civil Traffic Procedure

Maricopa County Superior Court Development of Specialized Centers in Mental Health, Probation Revocation, Family Violence and Family Courts Enhancement Program

2001 – Justice 2002

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities
Pinal County Restorative Justice Committees Pinal County Juvenile Court Services

Yavapai County Juvenile Court Sex Offender Court Yavapai County Juvenile Court Center

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice

Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II Appellate Settlement Program

Superior Court in Maricopa County for Improvement in Criminal Case Processing
Goal:   Connecting with the Community
Justice 2020 Coconino Charting a Course for Coconino County Courts Management Team
Phoenix October Town Hall
Goal:   Being Accountable
Phoenix Municipal Court Customer Services Survey
Tucson City Court’s Mental Health Court
Goal:   Improving Trust and Confidence in the Arizona Courts
Honorable Roger Kaufman

2000 – Justice 2002

Goal:   Protecting Children, Families and Communities
Pima County Juvenile Court Model Project
Yavapai County Superior Court Family Drug Program

Goal:   Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice
Coconino County Superior Court and Bar
Criminal Case and Superior Court in Maricopa County Early Disposition Court

Goal:   Connecting with the Community
Cochise County Juvenile Court Region I Staff
Community Advisory Boards - Juvenile Court in Maricopa County, Cochise County, Coconino County, Pinal County and Yavapai County

Goal:   Being Accountable
City of Phoenix Municipal Court Judicial Evaluation Program
Yuma County Probation South County Project