A. The administrative office of the courts shall not disburse any direct state aid for probation services monies, including motor pool costs, that are appropriated for juvenile intensive probation services pursuant to section 8-353, state aid for probation services pursuant to section 12-262, adult intensive probation pursuant to title 13, chapter 9 and community punishment programs pursuant to article 11 of this chapter to a county with a population of two million or more persons.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 12-269

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. 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.

B. A county with a population of two million or more persons shall maintain probation standards that are otherwise prescribed by law, except that the probation ratios and team compositions that are listed in sections 8-203, 8-353, 12-251 and 13-916 do not apply.  The county shall maintain appropriate ratios of officers to probationers consistent with evidence based practices in differentiated case management and shall annually report its performance to the chief justice of the Arizona supreme court, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate on or before October 1 of each year.  The annual report shall include, for each probation program, the rate of successful completion of probation, the rate of new felony convictions and the rate of commitment to the state department of corrections or the department of juvenile corrections.

C. In lieu of the assessment prescribed in section 12-114.01 and in addition to any other penalty, fine, fee surcharge or assessment authorized by law, a person shall pay a probation assessment in an amount determined by a county with a population of two million or more persons on every conviction for a criminal offense or a finding of responsibility for a civil traffic violation, for a violation of any local ordinance relating to the stopping, standing or operation of a vehicle, except parking violations, or for a violation of the game and fish statutes in title 17.

D. The monies collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the adult probation services fund established by section 12-267 or in the juvenile probation fund established by section 12-268 in such proportion as determined by the board of supervisors.

E. For the purposes of sections 12-267 and 12-268, in a county with a population of two million or more persons, probation fees under section 13-901 and probation assessments under this section are not state appropriations.

F. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the administrative office of the courts shall provide centralized support services to all counties from monies that are provided for probation programs.