The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is firmly committed to honoring and respecting the rights of crime victims as detailed in Section 2.1 of the Arizona State Constitution, also known as the Victims’ Bill of Rights. We offer a variety of services to ensure that these rights are upheld, including:
- Victim Notification – Crime victims are entitled, upon request, to receive notice of certain proceedings related to the defendant who committed the crime.
- Victim Restitution – If you suffered a financial loss as a result of a crime, the defendant can be ordered to reimburse you as part of the sentence imposed by the Court.
- Victim Compensation – Crime victims may be eligible to receive funds administered by Arizona’s Crime Victim Compensation Program to cover out-of-pocket expenses related to a crime.
The Victim Services Division also offers:
Highly trained and experienced professionals who assist victims and families involved in cases that are currently in the criminal justice system. In addition to providing important emotional support, victim advocates assist with social service needs, serve as a liaison with the prosecutor handling the case and provide case related information/updates or criminal justice related information.
Child Advocacy Bureau
Specially trained victim advocates and resources dedicated to addressing the unique needs of children who are victims of crimes.
Kids in Court
Services for Public Safety Employees
Specialized resources to ensure that public safety employees and their families receive the same rights as other crime victims. Public Safety Employee Information
A level-III certified service dog specially trained to provide one-of-a-kind care and comfort to child and adult victims before, during and after trial. Meet Sam, the Victim Support Dog
For more information on any of these services and programs, contact Victim Services by contact form or phone at (602) 506-8522.
Court Information & Maps
For victims visiting the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division downtown office, or testifying in Maricopa County Superior Court, a map is located below of the downtown Phoenix area.
Parking is available at 6th Avenue and Jefferson (shown in the yellow shaded area of the map). The Superior Court is located between 1st and 3rd Avenues on Jefferson (blue shaded area), and the County Attorney’s Office is located in the County Administration Building, 301 West Jefferson (orange shaded area)
Bill Montgomery to Advocate for Federal Victims’ Rights Amendment
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will mark this year’s observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by traveling to Washington D.C. to testify in favor of a bi-partisan proposal to add a Victims Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Arizona Commemorates 2012 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 22 – 28
In honor of crime victims and in celebration of the progress in advancing their rights, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer proclaims April 22-28 to be Arizona Crime Victims’ Rights Week, joining a nationwide effort to recognize individuals in communities throughout the country who advocate on behalf of crime victims and their families.