The Court operates on a total budget (FY 2003-2004) of $32.6 million dollars derived from a variety of funding sources including the Pima County general fund, the State of Arizona, federal grants and special revenue funds.
The majority of the state funding comes through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and supports a variety of probation functions including intensive probation, standard probation, diversion, family counseling and treatment for court involved youth. The AOC also provides funding for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and the Court Improvement Project. The Court also receives state funds administered by the Arizona Department of Education via a collaborative effort with five school districts. This allows placement of 27 probation officers directly in local schools.
Federal funds provided by the Justice Department in the form of Juvenile Accountability Block Grants and the Health & Human Services Department under the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also help the Court provide valuable services. The SAMHSA funds have been foundational in establishing and maintaining the Family Drug Court program.
Special revenue funds are comprised of probation and diversion fees as well as a separate fund for victim restitution. The probation and diversion fees are used to enhance the operations of the probation department. The victim restitution fund provides resources for the Restitution Accountability Program (RAP). This program allows youth who are too young to work an opportunity to earn money towards restitution they owe while performing valuable services to the community such as graffiti abatement.
The Court, with the leadership of the management team and the diligent efforts of all its employees, is committed to making both efficient and effective use of its financial resources in order to provide quality services to the families of Pima County.