2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Welfare
§ 46-133 Duties of attorney general
46-133. Duties of attorney general
A. The attorney general shall be the legal adviser of the department.
B. The attorney general shall prosecute and defend in the name of the state all actions necessary to enforce the provisions of this title. Upon request of the state department, the attorney general shall designate for such time and purposes as the state department requires, a prosecution unit of at least one assistant attorney general which shall be primarily assigned to prosecution of violations of this title.
C. Upon request of the state department the attorney general shall designate for such time and purposes as the state department requires, an attorney for the department whose compensation shall be determined pursuant to section 38-611 and which shall be a charge against the administration fund.
D. The appropriate county attorney shall have jurisdiction to prosecute and enforce all actions arising under the child support enforcement programs as authorized by title IV of the social security act, except that the attorney general shall have concurrent jurisdiction in any county where the county attorney refuses to prosecute and enforce the actions referred to in this subsection.