KEEPING CHILDREN & FAMILIES SAFE
As a mother of two school-age boys, Allister understands the challenges and fears facing parents and members of this community when it comes to children and families.
Allister’s priority is to hold criminals accountable, protect the rights of crime victims and keep children and families safe.
Protecting Children and Families
As a prosecutor, Allister wants to educate the community so they do not become victims of crime and continues to work diligently to raise awareness and provide resources regarding domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking.
- Resources for Parents: Educate parents about drug abuse, vaping, bullying.
- Protecting the Vulnerable: Raise awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and resources for those in need.
- Preventing Fraud: Inform the general public about frauds, scams and white-collar crimes to high-risk groups like retirement centers and traditional civic organizations
Zero Tolerance for Sexual Abuse Crimes
Allister’s priority is to hold criminals of sexual assault and abuse accountable for their heinous actions and protect the rights of crime victims.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Allister is a compassionate but firm prosecutor who understands prosecutors wield great power.
Increase Mental Health Services
Allister’s job is to ensure the most dangerous offenders are held accountable but those who want to “do better and be better” are given the opportunity and provided the resources necessary to do so.
- Implemented a “treatment first” approach for individuals who suffer from addiction and mental illness.
- Supports increased funding and community resources for substance abuse and mental health services.
Expand and Improve Diversion Programs
Allister supports opportunities for individuals to return to the workplace, support their families, contribute to society.
- Look at the offender and not just the offense and remove financial requirements to participate in process
- Established the new Felony Diversion Program to provide an alternative for those facing criminal prosecution, allowing people to receive treatment in place of prosecution
- The home detention program allows a DUI defendant, following an initial mandatory period in custody, to serve the remainder of the sentence on home detention
- Creation of a veteran diversion program
Enhanced Oversight of Critical Incidents involving First Responders
- Added citizen representatives to the Critical Incident Review Committee
- The amount of time a person is sentenced is set by state statute, originally enacted in 1994
- Lead a review of sentencing guidelines and work with legislature to update statutes
Sensible Arizona Expungement Laws
- Discuss the creation of sensible expungement laws in Arizona
Allister is a character-driven leader who demonstrates ethical excellence every day.
Mandatory Use of Body Worn Cameras
- As a prosecutor, Allister understands the importance of capturing body worn camera footage when considering a charging decision.
- She supports mandated use of body-worn cameras for all uniformed law enforcement officers in the field throughout the state.
- Focus on ethical decision-making each day
- Zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior
- Placing experienced leaders in supervisory roles
Protecting Taxpayers Dollars
- Reducing unnecessary spending and removing redundancies from our office
Transparency & Collaboration
- Creation of public-facing dashboard with data about cases submitted to MCAO by law enforcement, cases filed, diverted and dismissed by MCAO, and demographic information
- Lifted previous directive to law enforcement to not release body-worn camera footage
- Public records process improvements by eliminating the backlog and reformed the process to reduce response time for records
- Established a Business Advisory Group and Community Advisory Group to create a forum for discussions and new ideas