The second area of focus is Finance and Personnel. The year began with an overall budget decrease of 1.5% as mandated by the County. Yet, the COSC closed FY 2010-2011 4.5% under budget, as a result of process improvement and intense fiscal stewardship. In addition, COSC avoided any layoffs or major discontinuation of services.
Third, Building Relationships merits focus because of the large inefficiencies that come with lack of communication. As the COSC builds interdepartmental relationships, redundancies will be identified and purged. A culture of transparency, accountability and innovation is augmented by open communication.
Fourth and finally, Public Responsibility is of paramount importance to the COSC. The Clerk is initiating a new directive to increase the percentage of criminal restitution to the rightful victims. Under the administration of Clerk Roche, the number of electronic forms available online and free-of-charge to the public has quadrupled. There is a commitment to re-open the Mammoth office as well as to explore the possibility of a satellite office in the city of Maricopa.
“We are putting out more product with less people in less time,” said Roche. “We have a unique opportunity before us and we are going to take the time to identify some meaningful and measurable goals,” He continued, “I have a commitment to the County and to the Public and look forward to facing the challenges we have outlined in this report.”
The Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court is committed to providing quality customer service, ensuring the integrity of, and access to, court records by supporting the Judicial process through efficient Records Management, Financial Administration and Jury Service. The main office is located in Florence in the Judicial Complex; there are satellite offices in Apache Junction and Casa Grande to better serve the public.
The Florence office of the Clerk of the Superior Court is located at 971 N. Jason Lopez Circle in the Pinal County Justice Complex, Building A. It is open to serve the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Satellite offices are located in Apache Junction and Casa Grande. The office of the COSC can be reached at 520-866-5300. To learn more about the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court in Pinal County, please visit http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/JudicialBranch/ClerkoftheSuperiorCourt/Pages/AboutUs.aspx