Overview: Each year the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission seeks
general funds from the state legislature to continue the funding for legislatively
mandated special prosecution projects. ACJC distributes the funding as competitive
grants to state, county or municipal prosecuting attorneys offices for specific
purposes that include aggravated domestic violence, street gang, obscenity, child
sexual exploitation prosecution and investigation.
Legislation: Arizona focuses the grant funds on the support of projects
that are defined by legislative intent of the funds:
- Prosecution of aggravated domestic violence offenders who violate state law A.R.S.
- A.R.S §41-191.07 Street gang enforcement account was established to fund prevention
programs, training prosecutors and law enforcement personnel in the area of street
gang enforcement, and investigating and prosecuting any offense that is concurrently
changed with any offense relating to criminal street gangs.
- Chapter 244, S.B 1180, Forty-third Legislature First Regular Session enacted April
30, 1997: appropriated general funds to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
to enhance the prosecution of obscenity crimes. The Commission was required to establish
grants for county attorneys offices to improve the detection and prosecution of
violations of laws relating to obscenity in title 13, chapter 35, Arizona Revised
- Chapter 147, S.B. 1070, Forty-third Legislature Second Regular Session enacted May
27, 1998: appropriated general funds to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
to enhance and improve the detection and prosecution of offenses involving violations
of sections §13-3508, §13-3552, §13-3553 and §13-3554 relating to the sexual exploitation
Funding: The state legislature appropriated $994,200 toward the funding
of these four programs for FY 2006.
Eligibility: State, county or municipal attorneys' offices pursuant
to mandated program areas.
How/When to Apply: The grant solicitation is generally available in
February of each year on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission web site at www.azcjc.gov under "Grants".