Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

Arizona's Multi-jurisdictional Task Forces 

Score 3.5/5

Program Description 

In Arizona, Byrne JAG funds support Multi-jurisdictional task forces (MJTFs) and drug-related projects. AZ’s implementation of MJTFs includes a tandem prosecutor component, forensic drug analysis support, and adjudication projects. Arizona’s approach to funding and monitoring the performance of MJTFs and other drug control projects is consistent with a research-based framework that evaluates performance and effectiveness. In 2016, these efforts led to 4,786 drug-related arrests, the seizure of illicit drugs in excess of $154 million and 479 weapons. Drug prosecutors secured over 20,200 convictions, with 58 percent sentenced to probation and 24 percent to a term of incarceration.

Agency Information

State Agency Administrator: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Additional Resources


Court; Courts; Drugs; Evidence; Forensics; Judicial; Judiciary; Narcotics; Police; Policing; Prosecution