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Navajo County Seeking Input At Criminal Justice Town Hall

News Release


Posted: Aug 1, 2013 By: Brad Carlyon, County Attorney


Holbrook, AZ — Aug. 1, 2013 — As with most Arizona counties, Navajo County's criminal justice programs are now in the fifth year of significant budget cuts and personnel vacancies.

When already lean programs are forced to tighten belts even further, it requires county administrators to continually adapt how they're doing business. A Criminal Justice Town Hall at the Show Low City Council Chambers, 181 N. 9th St., Show Low on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 beginning at 4 p.m. is an opportunity for county residents to join in a conversation about the challenges and successes Navajo County is encountering in the face of increasing budget constraints, and the impacts on criminal justice services.

“In spite of hefty budget cuts, there are some real successes occurring throughout the county's criminal justice system,” said Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon. “On the other hand, our organization is stretched perilously thin. Not getting the work done isn't an option, but we've been in a tough position for a long time. It's time to talk these circumstances through with constituents so they're fully aware of what we're facing as we keep our communities safe.”

County and municipal leaders, business representatives and residents are invited to attend the Criminal Justice Town Hall, which will be a moderated session including roundtable discussions among Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon, Navajo County Sheriff K.C. Clark and Division II Superior Court Judge Robert Higgins, followed by a question and answer session with audience participation. The event will be moderated by Navajo County District IV Supervisor David Tenney.

The Town Hall will be filmed and rebroadcast on City 4 TV, the City of Show Low's cable television channel, on the “Shooting Straight” program. For programming schedule information, visit www.showlowtv.com.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Town Hall, call the Navajo County Attorney's office at (928) 524-4019.

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