Health & Human Services

Health Pillar

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program

By state law, this program receives 30% of unclaimed prize money. The CASA program trains and certifies community-based volunteers to serve as advocates for foster children. Their primary role is to work within the court system and provide quality advocacy to help ensure that each child a finds a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

These funds are administered by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Arizona CASA Program

Problem Gambling

By state law, $300,000 is transferred annually from the Lottery funds to support Arizona’s Problem Gaming Hotline.

This fund is administered by the Arizona Office of Problem Gambling.

Healthy Arizona

By state law, this fund receives a minimum of $17 million annually from the sale of Lottery products. The funding amount is adjusted annually according to changes in the Gross Domestic Product price deflator. There is no maximum amount.

These funds benefit

Homeless Emergency / Transitional Shelters

By state law, this program receives a maximum of $1 million annually from the sale of Lottery products. Funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations for homeless emergency programs, transitional shelters and related support services.

This program is administered by Department of Economic Services.

Internet Crimes Against Children Enforcement Fund

The Fund, administered by the Office of the Attorney General, is to continue the operation of the federally recognized Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program that coordinates a national network of coordinated Task Forces that assist Federal, State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in investigations, forensic examinations and prosecutions related to technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children and Internet crimes against children.

Internet Crimes Against Children Enforcement Fund

Victims' Rights Enforcement Fund

The Fund, administered by the Department of Public Safety, shall be distributed to qualifying organizations and entities and may use up to five percent of the monies received for its administrative costs. Funding will also be used for:

• Legal representation to enforce the rights of crime victims as counsel of record in criminal cases.

• Social services to assist the crime victim during the course of the legal representation.

Victims' Rights Enforcement Fund