Created in 1996, the Family Violence Bureau is responsible for prosecuting domestic violence cases, including child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse offenses committed in Maricopa County. This bureau also handles domestic violence homicides and child abuse homicides.
Family violence differs from other types of violent crimes because of the relationship between the abuser and victim. Working in cooperation with several local agencies, the County Attorney’s Office has created a standardized approach to the investigation and prosecution of family violence cases. The goal is to reduce the amount and frequency of abuse in our community.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Child Abuse brochure is available for download and lists signs and symptoms of child abuse as well as resources for victims. Also available is the Maricopa County Domestic Violence Protocol, a guide for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, intervention programs, and the judicial system to help ensure that justice is served and the families in our community are kept safe.
Donald Lee Scott Sentenced for Multiple Stalking and Harassment Offenses
A Phoenix man accused of repeatedly stalking and harassing two female victims has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison followed by a 20-year term of probation.
Brokale Marques Sentenced to 23 Years for Child’s Death in Hot Car
A man whose one-year-old son died after he left the child unattended in a hot car for over four hours will spend more than two decades in prison. Brokale Lytte Marques was charged with murder and child abuse.
Juan Garcia Sentenced for Murder of Two-Year-Old Child
Juan Garcia will serve a 25-year term in the Arizona Department of Corrections for beating his girlfriend’s two-year-old son to death after the child refused to eat his dinner.
Additional resources and links
Child Protective Services
Child Abuse Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline
Adult Protective Services (APS)-Adult Abuse Hotline:
National Sexual Abuse Hotline – RAINN
Community Information & Referral
Family Advocacy Center
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
Victim Services Division
Maricopa County Superior Court
Access Superior Court information by using case number or defendant’s name