Arizona Judicial Branch

Publications & Reports


Appeals Guide for Self-Represented Parties 
The "Appeals Guides for Self-Represented Parties" is a series of five separate guides created to assist self-represented parties in certain appeals
Capital Sentencing Guide
The guide was created by the Capital Staff Attorneys of the Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Program to assist Arizona's Superior Court Judges.
Guide to Arizona Courts
This guide describes how the courts are organized, the special functions of the courts, and how cases are processed.
Guide to Funding Options for Court Facilities (February 2014) 


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Publications
Dependent Children's Service Division Publications
Relating to foster care, parent assistance, and court improvement programs.
Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts (CIDVC) Publications and References
Juvenile Justice Services Publications
Political Activity of Judges and Court Employees


Annual Fill the Gap Reports
Historically, federal, state and local governments made substantial investments in placing more police officers on the street and building more prisons.  These efforts sought to increase safety, but also created a backlog in the rest of the criminal justice system.  In essence, funding targeted the front and back of the criminal justice system, creating a "gap".  Funding for those entities in the "gap" did not keep pace.  The Fill the Gap initiative was intended to address this problem.
Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Court Matters Final Report (June 2011) 


Jury Service Information
Domestic Violence Law and Information
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Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR)
Foster Care Review Board (FCRB)
Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)
Victim Rights