Western Region, Chair
Anthony Vidale is the Deputy Director for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Under the general direction or absence of the Executive Director, he serves the entire agency with essential operational functions including business and financial services, human resource management, information technology services, internal and external audits, and facilities management. Anthony oversees the Drug, Gang, and Violent Crime Control program for ACJC, managing a multi-million dollar grant program focused on Arizona’s drug, gang, and violent crime problem.
He manages program funding through the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant, in addition to several state funds. Anthony also served as the Victim Services program manager for the Criminal Justice Commission, overseeing two statewide crime victim programs. Before working for the Criminal Justice Commission, Anthony worked for the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee as a senior fiscal analyst, with a primary area of concentration on criminal justice agencies and capital budgeting.
He has served on several boards, commissions and committees most notably the Chandler Domestic Violence Commission, the Committee for Victims in the Courts, as a board member of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards, and the Governor’s Meth Task Force. Anthony served as a regional representative on the National Criminal Justice Association Advisory Council since 2016 and has been elected to the Board of Directors since 2017, where he currently serves on the Finance Committee. Anthony is a faculty associate at Arizona State University, the University of Phoenix, and Northern Arizona University teaching courses in criminal justice and public administration, and retired from the Air National Guard after 22 years of service. Anthony holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.