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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Internet Safety for your Younger Coworkers

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Adults aren’t the only ones susceptible to online threats. With schools closed many students are completing their coursework and spending a significant amount of time online, increasing their chances of seeing something that isn’t inte...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Tax Scams Are Still in Business

Tax Scams

Arizona ranks #19 in the nation for identity theft, down from #10 just a couple of years ago. Better public education and personal awareness have been key, but we all must remain vigilant. The tax season upon us, and scammers are out in force. With the fi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Staying Safe Online While Teleworking

Working From Home

To protect their own health and that of their coworkers, more and more employees are being asked to work from home. While working from home can be comfortable, it can create a number of cyber security issues for both employees and employers. As you adjust...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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In Arizona, a rape is committed every two hours and 44 minutes impacting men, women and children in our community. This month we join with others across the nation to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Meet Casey Mundell: MCAO Superhero for Animals

Casey Mundell

Nearly 70% of households in Maricopa County have pets and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control licenses nearly 400,000 dogs annually. Sadly, not all of these pets end up in loving homes and some are abused and mistreated. When that treatment rises to c...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Domestic Violence Awareness and Resources

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As Maricopa County residents join the rest of the state following the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order, it’s essential that we continue to support one another. For many, spending more time at home is an opportu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Scam Awareness

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

While most people come together in times of need, some see it as an opportunity to take advantage of others. Scammers will go through great lengths to appear legitimate and trustworthy. It’s important that we pay attention to the warning signs a...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supporting Victims’ Rights during COVID-19 Concerns

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Amid many of the actions MCAO has taken in response to concerns of COVID-19, the work our Victims Services Division has done goes above and beyond. MCAO’s Victim Services Division is made up of highly trained, experienced professionals who offer...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Women's History Month - Behind the Scenes of COVID-19 Response

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March is National Women’s History Month. This office planned a series of profiles featuring some of the amazing women of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, like Chief of Staff Candice Copple.

Candice is a key member of the County At...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and we are proud to recognize the amazing women who work at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Women’s History Month got its start as a small one-week celebration in 1978 in Santa Rosa, Cali...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

YOU Count: Fill Out the Census Today

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It’s time again for the U.S. Census! The Census is held every 10 years and gives lawmakers, government administrators, emergency planners and other organizations a snapshot of our population. This helps them make decisions such as how much we ne...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Driving Drunk is Madness, Don’t Count on the Luck of the Irish to Give you a Break

Saint Patrick's Save Lives, Don't DUI - Code for March 17 and 18 SafePHX

March brings warmer temperatures to the Valley. It’s the beginning of Spring and families in Maricopa County are heading outside to enjoy the perfect weather. We’ve got March Madness, spring training baseball, Spring Break, and St. Pat...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

MCAO Employees Raising Money to Feed Schoolkids in Need

2020-02-19 AZ Brainfood Check Presentation

The returns are in and MCAO employees raised $3,470 to support Arizona BrainFood during the Fall Casual Day Campaign. 

Arizona Brainfood is a non-profit organization that discreetly provides a backpack of food every Friday to feed hungry school ch...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Deputy County Attorney Jerry Fenton Celebrates 50 Years as an Attorney

Jerry Fenton

For more than half a century, Jerry Fenton has been practicing law – doing defense work, in private practice and most recently as a prosecutor in MCAO’s Special Prosecution Division, Sex Crimes West Bureau. Jerry’s legal care...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Maricopa County Opens New Detention & Court Facilities to Better Serve Local Criminal Justice System

Maricopa County Intake / Transfer & Release Facility

This past month, Maricopa County added two new facilities to more efficiently serve the needs of offenders, their families and the community: A new central Intake, Transfer and Release (ITR) facility and a mental health court at Maryvale Behavioral Center...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Enjoy a Carefree Spring Break by Planning to Keep Yourself—and Your Home—Safe

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Ah, the sweet smell of Spring ….. 

With the arrival of Spring, sun-kissed sand is calling and bright, beautiful beaches await your arrival. It’s that time of year when thousands of teens, college students, and families partake...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

MCAO Employees Volunteer to Help Homeless Veterans Resolve Court Cases

StandDown

Earlier this year, MCAO employees participated in the 2020 Annual Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance. These employees volunteered their legal services to help homeless veterans with outstanding minor criminal matters pending in Maricopa County. More than...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Community Outreach Highlights

Last month, our Community Outreach team met with several groups and attended some great public events to share information and resources on a variety of topics.

Community Affairs Coordinator Vanessa Ceja spoke with families about child safety.


 

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