The office of the City Attorney is established by Article IV, Section 4 of the Casa Grande City Charter. The City Attorney serves as the chief legal advisor to the Mayor and Council in their official capacity, as well as to the City's departments and employees in matters directly related to their official powers and duties. The City Attorney reports to and is appointed by the City Council.
City Attorney's Office Mission Statement
The mission of the City Attorney's Office is to timely, qualitatively, and proactively represent and advise the City of Casa Grande on all legal matters so that the City can operate in the best interests of its citizens. In its prosecutorial function, the mission of the City Attorney's Office is to timely and justly prosecute criminal misdemeanors and ordinance violations, which occur within the City limits.
In its civil function, the City Attorney's Office focuses on issues relating to local governmental law. The office partners with and advises City departments in several areas, including zoning and land use law, open meetings law compliance, public records law, real estate matters, employment, and administrative law. The office assists in the negotiation of certain agreements and is responsible for drafting or reviewing legal documents for the City, including Resolutions and Ordinances presented to the City Council for consideration, contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and other contracts that the City is a party to.
The City Attorney's Office serves as the chief prosecution agency for misdemeanor offenses occurring within the City of Casa Grande. The City Prosecutor handles many misdemeanors, such as criminal damage, shoplifting, and theft, as well as DUI and domestic violence offenses. The Prosecutor also can prosecute City Code violations as well as any other offense deemed a misdemeanor under Arizona law.
The City Attorney's Office provides a wide array of victim advocacy and victims’ rights services. The City’s Victim Services Advocates provide victims with direct assistance, information, support and advocacy. We provide victims with victims’ rights notifications and services pursuant to Arizona law. We also provide victims with information about community resources and programs to assist victims and their families.
Victim Services Program
The mission of the Victim Services Program is to provide assistance, support, and protection to victims and their families and to educate them about Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice Process.
The Victim Services Program is dedicated to providing victims with the advocacy and services they need to have a powerful voice in seeking justice and regaining their lives.
Available Services & Programs
- Assist victims with information about their case, court proceedings, and their constitutional rights
- Educate victims about domestic violence, the criminal justice process and safety planning
- Assist victims with filing requests for Orders of Protection or Injunctions Against Harassment
- Assist victims with filing claims for Restitution and Victim Compensation
- Escort victims to court proceedings and prosecution interviews
- Refer victims to community resources and programs for assistance and services
- Work with the police department to conduct welfare checks on victims who are in a violent or life-threatening situation with their abuser and/or their children have witnessed the violence or have been abused themselves.
- Recruit and train volunteers to provide direct assistance, information and support to victims