Victim Services

About Victim Services

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 and crime victim related statutes. 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.

Arizona law also guarantees victims' rights for businesses and neighborhood associations.

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

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact either:

Office for Civil Rights
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Dept. of Justice
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531

Arizona Department of Public Safety
VOCA Administration, MD3915
Civil Rights Coordinator
P.O. Box 6638
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638

Criminal Trial Process

See an overview of the Adult Criminal Trial Process or the Adult Criminal Trial Flowchart (PDF).

Report a Crime

If you are a victim and need to report a crime, contact the nearest local law enforcement agency.

Are You Interested in Working With Crime Victims?

Internships and volunteer positions are available in the Victim Services Division. Complete and submit the Victim Services Division Intern/Volunteer Application (PDF).