James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney, has announced the consolidation of several programs into a new Community Services Division. This division, which was approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, will build upon the variety of services currently offered by the County Attorney’s Office and establish an improved connection to the citizens of Pinal County. The new division includes Victim Advocacy, Victim Notification, the Bad Check Program, and Diversion Services. These programs, all providing services to businesses, victims and citizens, will be further enhanced by Walsh’s office restructure. Mary Jane Damron has been named the new director. Ms. Damron has directed the Criminal Diversion Unit for several years and is a veteran of the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.
“By combining these programs into one Division our office will be more responsive to the people of Pinal County” said Walsh. These services are aimed at helping citizens and merchants deal with being victims of crimes, recovering restitution from a bad check, or a simple theft, and assisting victims with their legal rights.
Walsh also announced that the victim services component of the Community Services Division will be comprised of Victim Advocacy and Victim Notification. Tawnya Cude, an experienced current employee, has been appointed the Manager of Victim Notification. A new manager for Victim Advocacy will be the subject of a statewide search.
James P. Walsh was appointed the County Attorney in May by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
If you would like more information about the services offered above, please contact the Pinal County Attorney’s office at (520) 866-6813 or 1-800-208-6897 extension 6813 or visit our web page at www.co.pinal.az.us/attorney.