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.
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is a statutorily authorized entity mandated to carry out various coordinating, monitoring and reporting functions regarding the administration and management of criminal justice programs in Arizona. In accordance with statutory guidelines, the Commission is comprised of 19 members who represent various elements of the criminal justice system in Arizona. Fourteen of the 19 Commissioners are appointed by the governor and are municipal, county or elected officials. The remaining five are state criminal justice agency heads. Appointed Commissioners serve for two years and terminate when the first regular session of the legislature is convened; they may be re-appointed.
ACJC was created in 1982 to serve as a resource and service organization for Arizona's 480 criminal justice agencies on a myriad of issues ranging from drugs, gangs, victim compensation and assistance to criminal record improvement initiatives. The ACJC works on behalf of the criminal justice agencies in Arizona to facilitate information and data exchange among state-wide agencies by establishing and maintaining criminal justice information archives, monitoring new and continuing legislation relating to criminal justice issues and gathering information and researching existing criminal justice programs.
Duties & Authority:
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission was statutorily created in 1982, defined by A.R.S. §41-2401 through §41-2420, to carry out various coordinating, monitoring and reporting functions regarding the administration and management of criminal justice programs in Arizona. The ACJC serves as a resource and service organization for Arizona’s criminal justice community on a myriad of issues ranging from drugs, gangs and victim assistance to record improvement programs. The Commission also works to facilitate information and data exchange among state-wide criminal justice agencies.
The Commission is comprised of 19 members who represent various elements of the criminal justice system in Arizona. Fourteen of the 19 members are county or elected officials and the remaining five are criminal justice agency heads. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor serve for two years and terminate when the first regular session of the legislature is convened.
Welcome to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission's web site. I hope that you find the ACJC site useful, informative and easy to navigate.
Now more than ever, timely, accurate and relevant criminal justice information is vital to Arizona and to the nation. The ACJC site will serve as an information conduit between criminal justice agencies and the citizens we serve in Arizona.
Thank you for your visit, and I urge you to visit the site on a regular basis as new information is added continuously.
Andrew T. LeFevre,
Andrew T. LeFevre
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
Andrew T. LeFevre was appointed as the Executive Director for the Arizona Criminal
Justice Commission (ACJC) in July of 2016. Before being selected as executive director,
he served as the Public Information Officer and Legislative Liaison for ACJC, where
he acted as the primary spokesperson with members of the media regarding ACJC’s
programs and criminal justice information. He also represented ACJC and its legislative
priorities with Arizona’s elected officials.
Mr. LeFevre previously served as the Director of Public Relations for the Arizona Department
of Education and State’s elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Before relocating to Arizona, Mr. LeFevre served as Executive Director of the REACH Alliance
and REACH Foundation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he oversaw the expansion of the state’s
innovative Educational Improvement Tax Credit program from $45 million to $70 million bringing
greater educational options to tens of thousands of Pennsylvania students and families.
Mr. LeFevre started his career in Washington, DC where he worked for a number of criminal justice
and education organizations, ultimately serving as the Executive Director for the Association of
Private Correctional and Treatment Organizations, a national 501(c)(4) trade organization
representing private corrections companies and those companies and organizations that provide
services to the prison industry.
Throughout his 25 year career, Mr. LeFevre has written numerous articles about educational and criminal
justice issues, appeared on various local and national radio and television programs, and has represented
the interests of law enforcement officers and victims of crime with members of the media and elected
officials all across the nation.
Mr. LeFevre holds a Masters in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. LeFevre serves on several organizations including the National Criminal Justice Association’s Advisory
Council, the Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Board, and is Co-Chair of the Arizona Department of Education’s
Excellence in Civic Engagement Program. He also serves as a member of Arizona’s Homeland Security Cabinet.
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Office of the Executive Director
Andrew T. LeFevre, Executive Director
Wendy Boyle, Program Project Specialist/ Executive Secretary
Agency Contact Information
(602) 364-1147 (Main Number)
(602) 364-1175 (Fax)
Criminal Justice System Improvement
Program Areas: Criminal Justice Records Improvement, National Criminal History Improvement Program, Arizona National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Program, Crime Lab Improvement, Arizona Revised Criminal Statues Literals Development and Maintenance
Marc Peoples, Senior Program Manager
Heather Bohnet, Grants Coordinator
Kyle Walraven, Project Manager
Crime Victim Services
Program Areas: Federal Victims of Crime Act Compensation Program, State Crime Victim Assistance Program, State Crime Victim Compensation Program
Vacant, Program Manager
Dorinda Johns, Grants Coordinator
Drug, Gang and Violent Crime Control
Tony Vidale, Deputy Director, Program Manager
Simone Courter, Grants Coordinator
Program Areas: ACJC Budget and Fund Management, Program Audit, Fiscal Management, Financial Reporting
Patty Hatvick, Finance Manager (Budget, Fiscal Management)
Kim Boivin, Accountant III (Financial Reporting, CJEF Reporting, RICO Reporting)
Mohammed Rahman, Auditor III (Program and Internal Audits)
Crystal Gallegos, Accounting Specialist II
Statistical Analysis Center (SAC)
Program Areas: Criminal Justice Research Projects, Arizona Youth Survey(AYS), Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative, Community Data Project
Jillian Ware, Acting Director, Program Manager, SAC
Jaimie Jeffords, Director of Research
Shayla Fordyce, Research Analyst II
Ashley Mully, Research Analyst II
Vacant, Research Analyst I
Public Information Office/Legislative Liaison
Program Areas: Media Relations, Public Information, Legislation and Policy
Molly E. Edwards, Public Information Officer/Legislative Liaison
Electronic and Technology Support
Program Areas: Internal Information Technology Support, Statewide Technology Support for Criminal Justice Agencies
Julie Podnar, Senior Systems Administrator
Matt Bileski, Applications Developer, IT Operations