A. The presiding judge of the superior court in each county desiring to improve, maintain or expand juvenile probation services, or to achieve or maintain the average adult probation case supervision requirement prescribed in section 12-251, may prepare a plan in accordance with guidelines issued by the supreme court. The plan shall be submitted to the state supreme court.  The supreme court guidelines shall require that the plan include:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 12-262

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.

1. That funds received under this article shall be used primarily for payment of salaries of probation officers supervising adults or juveniles on probation to the superior, justice or municipal court.

2. That the funds provided by the state for this purpose will be used to supplement county funds provided for probation services.

3. The proposed budget necessary to implement the plan, including the amount currently budgeted for that county’s probation program.

B. If a county is subject to section 12-269, the following apply:

1. Beginning in fiscal year 2006-2007, the county’s contribution to the hospitalization and medical care of the indigent sick, to the nonfederal portion of providing long-term care and for the administrative costs of implementing sections 36-2901.01 and 36-2901.04 shall be reduced pursuant to section 11-292, subsection Q.

2. The economic estimates commission shall increase the county’s base expenditure limit beginning in the fiscal year that the county assumes funding responsibility pursuant to section 41-563, subsection D.

C. The supreme court shall report to the joint legislative budget committee all amounts provided to any county pursuant to this article for adult probation services or juvenile probation services.