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Commission on Victims in the Courts
Welcome to the Commission on Victims in the Courts!
For those directly impacted by crime, negotiating the criminal justice system can cause frustration. Courts must respond to the needs of victims while protecting the constitutional rights of both the accused and the victim. Courts must ensure that victims have the opportunity to exercise rights granted to them. Additionally, victims must be treated with respect by all entities in the criminal justice system.
To better address crime victims’ needs, the Commission on Victims in the Courts was established in March 2006. This Commission advises the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC) by reviewing and submitting policy recommendations and procedures to improve victim access and ensure fair treatment during their involvement in the criminal justice system.
The Commission will seek to accomplish the following initiatives:
The establishment of the Commission is part of the Supreme Court’s Strategic Agenda 2005-2010, Good to Great.
Administrative Order 2006-25
includes A.J.C.A. § 1-111
Administrative Order 2009-67
Arizona Constitution, Article II, Section 2.1.
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