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Crime Victims

The Arizona Constitution guarantees crime victims have certain rights. Find more information on this site about victim rights, restitution, and resources.

A "victim" means a person against whom a criminal offense has been committed and may include a minor. The victim may include immediate family if the person is killed or incapacitated unless that person is in custody for an offense or is the accused. ARS § 13-4401

 
 
Videos


NEW - After Sentencing: Now What? How to Ensure Your Victims' Rights Continue Post-Conviction video

AZ Attorney General Victim Services Post Conviction Victim Notification video
 
Legal References


Arizona Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. Article II, Section 2.1 of the Arizona Constitution

Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 13. Chapter 40 are the crime victims' rights statutes

Crime Victim Statement of Rights Notice - This statement is posted in courthouses in Arizona and read out loud at the beginning of appropriate criminal court dockets.
 

Address Confidentiality Program

 

The Address Confidentiality Program helps victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, and stalking from being located by the perpetrator through public records. It provides a substitute address and confidential mail forwarding services to individuals and families across Arizona.

National Crime Victim Bar Association

 

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a network of attorneys and allied professionals dedicated to facilitating civil actions brought by crime victims. Crime victims may be able to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators and responsible third parties for the damages the victim suffers as a result of the crime.

 
Resources


The Arizona Attorney General's Office, Victim Services, explains some of the services available to victims.

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a private, non-profit, organization committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services. The organization was founded in 1975.