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Arizona Town Hall: Assessing the Criminal Justice System

11 September 2018  


Arizonans Gather to Suggest Opportunities for Arizona’s Criminal Justice System

(September 2018, Prescott, AZ) – Quad Cities residents are invited to examine Arizona’s complex criminal justice system and give input on potentially improving existing policies.

Residents from the area may attend a Community Town Hall on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. The input from community members will contribute to the statewide Arizona Town Hall November 8-10 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Community Town Halls are held throughout the state before the November gathering as a way to provide broad, perse input on critical issues defining the future of Arizona. People from all walks of life have the opportunity to weigh in on key issues including: safety; the criminal justice process; the role of the police department; fees associated with incarceration and court; sentencing practices; recipism; the impact of substance abuse and mental illness; and the return on investment of dollars spent.

Arizona Town Hall, a 55+ year-old, statewide organization with proven success for consensus dialogue and civil discourse, will lead the process that will produce a report of recommendations that can be enacted both locally and statewide, in support of the goals defined for each subject area.

Who: Citizens and leaders from the Quad Cities community
What: Community Town Hall
Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jack R. Hunt Student Union Hangar
3700 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Program check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.


Special thanks to collaborator Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Ray and Patty Newton Family Foundation for supporting and organizing this event.

About Arizona Town Hall

Arizona Town Hall is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization that has been a catalyst for civic action and the advancement of issues important to Arizonans for more than 55 years. The organization's signature events include a statewide Town Hall convened to bring perse Arizonans together for facilitated, civil discussions leading to consensus solutions to the state's most pressing issues. Community Town Halls and Community Outreach Programs are held in venues across the state during the months before, and after, each statewide Town Hall. Community Programs allow an opportunity for more people to add their voice to the discussions. Arizona Town Hall also provides consulting services to government, businesses and other entities interested in using Arizona Town Hall's unique system of facilitated, consensus-oriented discussions to find common ground and bring solutions to challenges they may be facing.

The work of Arizona Town Hall is made possible through the generous financial support of inpiduals, businesses, foundations and other organizations that support its mission. Additional information regarding Arizona Town Hall can be found online at



Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.