Week 145


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Tomorrow is Southern Arizona’s most important Public Safety Event. 

#WeekInJustice: Week 145

Tomorrow is Southern Arizona’s most important Public Safety Event. 

Because if we are truly serious about continuing to successfully bring the crime rate down, and we sure are, then prevention and breaking the cycle is the most productive use of our precious resources.  

And, by having our young prosecutors participate in expunging records, and bringing down fines, and quashing warrants, we are teaching the value of restoration.   To get the word out about the available services, we assisted Dr. Da’Mond Holt, the founder of Fresh Start with a press conference and joined him as he received a Mayoral Proclamation of municipal support. 

As part of our commitment to continue moving forward with our core values of integrity and respect in our community, we have made changes to our website. It’s a way to recognize those who were on these lands in Southern Arizona before us, those who are here now and future generations.  We have written a land acknowledgment to honor local tribes and added it to a prominent area on the front page of our PCAO website. Be sure to check it out and read it here.

Students from Flowing Wells high school completed 4 hours of job shadowing with PCAO attorneys yesterday. They brought pens and notebooks and asked a ton of questions like: what’s your position and what do you do? How long have you been with PCAO? What jobs and education prepared you for this job? Do you volunteer on any boards or committees?

Thank you, Vicki Otto, for being a wonderful guide for these young women. Along with many thanks to Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams for his coordination of the intern/externships. Mark Diebolt is headed to that Hall of Fame, the Sahuaro High Cougar Foundation Hall of Fame that is.

Our veteran prosecutor is being recognized for his lifetime of accomplishments. Here’s a little bit of background on Mark. He is a 1976 Sahuaro graduate who was an outstanding football player and wrestler. During his senior year, Mark was the Flowing Wells Tournament Champion, Division 1 Champion, and Arizona State Wrestling Champion at 138 lbs. After high school Mark graduated from the U of A in 1986 and Western Michigan Law School in 1996. Congratulations Mark you rock!!!

To be continued,


Laura Conover

Laura Conover

Pima County Attorney

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