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Patti Cordova

Director, Diversion Strategies Group

Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Patricia Cordova is the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) Director of the Diversion Strategies Group. She has worked for over 30 years in Arizona’s criminal justice system, including two gubernatorial administrations. In her current role with the MCAO she oversees the development and evaluation of all diversion programs. Based on criminal justice research and data-driven analysis of MCAO diversion programs, she recommends agency operational improvements and program modifications to contracted diversion providers. Often, she provides diversion training to Deputy County Attorneys and outside stakeholders. Throughout her career she has served in a variety of managing positions, primarily focused on advancing effective human service system policies and programs.