Our mission is to continuously address, improve, sustain and enhance public safety in the State of Arizona through the coordination, cohesiveness and effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System.
CONDITIONS WITH CONSEQUENCES: AN ARIZONA STATEWIDE NEEDS ASSESSMENT
The primary purpose of this needs assessment is to identify high-level impediments to sharing pretrial conditions of release as they relate to firearms with the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The needs assessment also identifies interest and support among the Arizona criminal justice community to share all conditions of release with other Arizona criminal justice stakeholders
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ARIZONA MISSING CRIMINAL HISTORY ASSESSMENT
This assessment examines the current state of missing criminal history in the Arizona Computerized Criminal History System (ACCH) and offers suggestions for addressing missing fingerprints. Every year in Arizona, approximately 10 percent of felony cases are adjudicated without being documented in the Arizona Computerized Criminal History (ACCH) System. Statewide, this means that every year over 5,000 convictions are not recorded in any statewide or federal biometrically based criminal database. Since 2014, this topic has been the subject of extensive review as the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC), the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) have partnered to determine the scope and identify the underlying causes.
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ARIZONA STATEWIDE ARREST WARRANT PROCESS (ASAWP)
The goal of the ASAWP Project is to standardize and streamline the exchange of arrest warrant information between participating justice partners throughout multiple jurisdictions.
ORDERS of PROTECTIONS (OP)/INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT (IAH)
ACJC is conducting fifteen site visits around the state to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business process and identify underlying issues in both policy and legislation. In 2015 ACJC Identified that only 60% of Issued OP’S are actually served and entered into NCIC.
This initiative defined the detailed business requirements and examined the case management systems for County Prosecutors and Superior Courts in Arizona to exchange data system to system. The project developed a high-level system design for implementing this data exchange. Additionally, a Global Reference Architecture compliant NIEM Service Specification Package was developed to represent the electronic FDR. The capabilities for information exchange is demonstrated by a proto-type project coordinated and delivered through the Administrative Office of the Court.
MOBILE FINGERPRINTING IN THE COURTROOM (IN PROGRESS)
The intent of this project is to use mobile fingerprinting technology to assess improvements in the efficacy of fingerprints captured in the courtroom and to review the impact positive defendant identification has on criminal history record processing. The use of mobile two-fingerprint identification devices is expected to enhance the quality of courtroom fingerprinting, determine if valid fingerprints exist in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
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HISTORICAL WARRANT REPOSITORY (HWR) (COMPLETE)
The purpose of the Historical Warrants Repository Project is to capture and retain cleared and cancelled warrant data to help make informed decisions about establishing bail or bond.