Criminal Justice

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The Arizona Justice Alliance (AJA), is a statewide coalition promoting sensible criminal justice policy.

The goal of the Arizona Justice Alliance is to identify and recommend changes to Arizona’s justice-related laws and practices to preserve and enhance public safety, reduce prison populations, and decrease corrections spending so that state resources can be invested in critical services that prevent crime, protect citizens and fulfill state priorities. Our work includes an initial focus on the impact of current criminal justice policies on children and people with mental illnesses.

Focused Coalition Goals

1. Reduce reliance on incarceration, with special emphasis on children and people with mental illnesses.
     A. Expand diversion opportunities.
     B. Revise mandatory sentencing policies.
2. Create earned release opportunities for non-violent offenders.
3. Increase the availability of crisis intervention training for law enforcement.