Drug cases consume enormous criminal justice resources within the State of Arizona. 28% of cases filed in the Superior Court in Pima County in the last three years were felony drug offenses. Of the defendants incarcerated for drug crimes, statistics show that 46% return to prison within 4 years of their release.
The Superior Court in Pima County recognized the need to "break the cycle of drugs". As a result, the Pima County Drug Court was created.