Victim Related Brochures & Forms

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General Information Victim Restitution Victim Compensation Volunteer/Intern
General Information
Victim Rights
The criminal justice system can be daunting, confusing and even stressful for crime victims. Fortunately, help is available from the Victim Services Division of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Our mission is to assist crime victims throughout the criminal justice process by providing advocacy, support and services.Post-Conviction Relief
Anyone who has been convicted of a crime has the right to ask the original judge to review the case if they think the conviction or sentence violates the law or there is important new evidence that should be considered. This type of appeal is called a Post-Conviction Relief (PCR) Proceeding.Victims of Juvenile Offenses
The juvenile justice system can be daunting, confusing and even stressful for victims of offenses committed by juveniles. Fortunately, help is available from the Victim Services Division of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Our mission is to assist crime victims throughout the criminal justice process by providing advocacy, support and services.Kids in Court
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office Kids In Court Program brings attorneys, judges and social workers together to help child victims and witnesses prepare to testify in court.

Child Abuse
If you know of an abused or neglected child, please call the police immediately and review the information in this brochure to help keep the children of our community safe.

Domestic Violence
If you find yourself in an abusive situation, it is important to remember that abuse comes in many forms - physical, emotional, sexual and financial. It is important that you make plans now to keep your and your children safe.
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Victim Restitution
By paying restitution as part of a criminal sentence, offenders face a constant and significant reminder of the damage they have caused to their victims. Victims, in turn, can begin to return to a normal life when they are reimbursed for the financial harm they have endured.

Restitution Request Form
If you suffered a financial loss as a result of the defendant's conduct, a court may require the defendant to reimburse you.
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Victim Compensation
The Crime Victim Compensation Program administered through the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office serves to assist crime victims and their families with crime-related expenses such as medical, mental health, funeral, crime scene clean up, and wage loss. The Victim Compensation Program is funded by both state and federal funding and is governed by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Victim Compensation claims and requests are reviewed and decided by an independent board. All decisions are based on program rules and the availability of funding. Assistance is not guaranteed.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crime and has suffered losses as described above, please contact the Victim Compensation Program at (602)506-4955.

The Crime Victim Compensation Program is a payer of last resort. Therefore, all other available collateral sources must be utilized before compensation benefits can be paid. The Crime Victim Compensation Program does not cover property loss or damage, pain, and suffering, collisions ruled to be an accident, relocation, or rental/mortgage/utility expenses.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law, MCAO Victim Services employees are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in the delivery of services.

To file a Victim Compensation program complaint of discrimination, contact the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission at (602) 364-1146 or azcjc.gov

Victim Compensation Program Eligibility Requirements
You may be eligible for financial compensation for out-of-pocket crime-related expenses.
Application for Crime Victim Compensation
The State of Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Crime Victims Compensation Program Application is provided in English and Español.Victim Compensation Disclosure Statement Victim Compensation Board
Victim Services Volunteer/Intern Application
This form is designed for individuals who are interested in volunteering or interning with the Victim Services Division.
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