Publications & Reports


REPORTS
Best Practice Recommendations of the COVID-19 
Continuity of Court Operations (COOP) During a 
Public Health Emergency Workgroup   
       

Submitted to the Arizona Supreme Court, is the COVID-19 Continuity of Court Operations
During a Public Health Emergency Workgroup Best Practice Recommendations. 

Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services Report and Recommendations
2019

On November 21, 2018 the Chief Justice established the Task Force on Legal Services.  This is the report and recommendations submitted to the Arizona Judicial Council in October 2019.
Fair Justice for Persons with Mental Illness: Improving the Court's Response 
This Guide is intended to be a practical tool for convening and developing protocols focused on working with justice-system involved individuals with mental or behavioral health issues
Justice for All
Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Fair Justice for All: Court-Ordered Fines, Penalties, Fees, and Pretrial Release Policies
Fill the Gap Annual Report
Efforts sought to increase safety created a backlog in the rest of the criminal justice system. In essence, funding targeted the front and back of the criminal justice system, creating a "gap". Funding for those entities in the "gap" did not keep pace.  
The Fill the Gap initiative was intended to address this problem.

Guide to Funding Options for Court Facilities
This report was compiled from a review of the literature on court facility funding, and information provided by court administrators and consultants from the National Center for State Courts.
SELF-SERVICE FORMS AND GUIDES
Appeals Guide for Self-Represented 
Parties

This guide was created to assist self-represented parties in certain appeals.
Arizona's Court System Guide
Describes how the courts are organized, the special functions of the courts and how court cases are processed in our legal system.
Self-Service Forms Center
Provides information and forms for persons who are representing themselves in court. The information is intended to help you help yourself through the court system.
Capital Sentencing 
Guide

The Guide summarizes all Arizona Supreme Court opinions interpreting aggravating and mitigating circumstances since Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972). (updated 2019)
PUBLICATIONS
Criminal Code Sentencing Chart 
Criminal Code Sentencing Provisions 
CASA
Links to articles and publications to assist with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocacy efforts.
Juvenile Justice Services
The Juvenile Justice Services Division regularly produces manuals, publications, reports and research material.
Domestic Violence Law and Information
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence | 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400
RESOURCES
AZCourtHelp.org
Coconino County Court assisted in spearheading the development of the website in conjunction with their Virtual Resource Center, Legal Talks, assisted by the Attorney General’s Office, the State Library of Arizona, and Department of Economic Security.
Court Locator
Locate a court by county.
Jury Service Info
The right of a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States. The right is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Arizona Constitution.  Use this link if you have been called for jury duty. Note: the Arizona Supreme Court does not have jury trials.
Victim Rights
Arizona’s Constitution provides victims the right to receive prompt restitution from a person convicted of a crime against them. 
Volunteer
Courts, prosecutors, law enforcement and community groups all play a very active and direct role in the judicial process. There are hundreds of opportunities for the public to get involved.
Law for Kids
An educational resource explaining Arizona laws affecting kids in understandable terms.
Law for Seniors
Law for Seniors touches on some of the topics that seniors (65+) may face and offers contact information for agencies and organizations.
Law for Veterans
Information for military connected individuals and their families; resources for veterans and active service members as well as resources for advocates.