Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Councils and Commissions

About our Councils and Commissions

GOYFF works to help create a safe, healthy and bright future for Arizona as envisioned by Governor Doug Ducey. With this goal in mind, GOYFF coordinates federal, state and community resources through eight diverse, Governor appointed councils and commissions. 

If you would like to be considered by Boards and Commissions to serve on a Council or Commission apply here. Please be aware completing an application does not guarantee an appointment. 

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GOYFF Councils and Commissions:

To learn more about each of the following Councils and Commissions, please scroll down.

The Arizona Human Trafficking Council was established in 2014 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated victims’ service plan; evaluate and report to the governor statewide data on human trafficking; promote greater collaboration with law enforcement, state agencies and the community-at-large; and raise public awareness about victims services, restitution and prevention.

The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission

is the supervisory entity responsible for the state’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the State Advisory Board to the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, and the State Multidisciplinary Task Force on Children’s Justice, the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission works to develop effective responses to the problems of juvenile delinquency and child abuse.

 

The Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention 

was created by voter initiative in 1996 and established by A.R.S. §41-1604.17.  The Parents Commission receives funds from the Drug Treatment and Education Fund, established by A.R.S. §13-901.02, to fund programs that increase and enhance parental involvement, and increase education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.

 

The Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP)

serves as the single statewide council on substance abuse prevention, enforcement, treatment, and recovery efforts. Authorized under Executive Order 2013-05 (which amends and supersedes Executive Order 2007-12) and chaired by the Maricopa County Attorney and vice-chaired by the Director of the Governor Ducey’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the ASAP is composed of representatives from state governmental bodies, federal entities, and community organizations. 

 

The Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women

is tasked with developing legislative and policy recommendations with regard to preventing violence against women, as well as expanding on successful prevention initiatives and coordinating and expanding services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Commission seeks to unite and enhance statewide efforts to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence. Members of the Commission represent a wide variety of disciplines, regions and cultural perspectives. Commissioners advise the Commission Chair and staff on critical issues across the state and apply their particular expertise to the issues at hand.

 

The Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment

was created to align, leverage and coordinate faith based and community resources to solve challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and families within the child welfare system and to provide additional support to strengthen families that are caring for both foster and adopted children. 

 

The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism

is a governor-appointed state entity that encourages Arizonan engagement in service and volunteer efforts and provides oversight and also administers Arizona’s AmeriCorps State programming in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service with funds appropriated by Congress.

 

The Governor's Youth Commision 

is a diverse body of Arizona's high school sophomores, juniors and seniors helping make Arizona a better place to live for everyone. We are the Governor's Youth Commission representing all of Arizona's fifteen counties.

The Governor's Youth Commission does not hold public meeting therefore, their meeting minutes, agendas and materials are not posted.