Arizona Judicial Branch

CSD Administered Grant Funds

  The Court Service Division manages special projects as assigned by the Supreme Court and administers the following grant fund programs:
CSD Administered Grant Funds
Description Reports
Alternative Dispute Resolution Fund (ADR)
These funds are used to help courts establish, maintain and improve local, regional or statewide alternative dispute resolution programs.
Case Processing Assistance Fund (CPAF)
These funds are used to help courts process criminal and juvenile delinquency cases. 
Fill the Gap
Funds are used to provide consulting assistance and direct aid to improve criminal case processing at the superior and justice court levels.

Citizens, victims, litigants, and defendants deserve access to a fair and swift process for resolving civil or criminal disputes. The court system must help ensure that resources are adequate and that court procedures, policies and practices are consistent with this goal.

  • Strive to process 90% of criminal cases within 100 days of filing by reengineering criminal case processing and by increasing resources for courts, prosecutors and public defenders (Fill the Gap).
  • Eliminate barriers to accessing the court by reducing costs and providing information and assistance to people who come to court. (CourtHelp)
  • Provide adequate and save court facilities for citizens and employees.
  • Develop integrated justice information systems.
  • Examine how the practice of law (e.g. rules of practice and procedure, discovery practices, etc.) increase the cost to accessing justice.
  • Recruit, train and retain a quality workforce.
  • Fill The Gap Fact Sheet

Judicial Collection Enhancement Fund (JCEF)
JCEF monies are used by courts to improve collection and management of money owed to the court. These funds are also used to fund automation projects that improve case processing. Additionally, these funds are used for Court Security Enhancements
Public Defender Training Fund (PDTF)
A.R.S.§12-117, provides money to public defender offices for training.
Traffic Case Processing Fund (TCPF)
TCPF funds are used by courts to implement programs that will expedite processing of traffic cases.