AZ DPS

Crime Victims Services

Crime Victims Park BenchA place to rest and remember those whose lives have been altered by domestic violence. For as long as there is memory, they will live on in our hearts.

Domestic Violence Memorial Bench, Arizona State Capital

Overview / Mission Statement

Every victim of crime is entitled to Safety, Healing, Justice and Restitution. The mission of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Crime Victim Services Unit is to effectively administer Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance funds by ensuring appropriate and accessible services are available to crime victims, enhancing the delivery of those services through technical assistance, training opportunities, and promoting a continuum of care for every victim in every community.

"No crime victim unassisted"

This website is intended to assist the victims of crime, their families and friends. Being a victim of crime is usually a very difficult experience. Our goal is to assist in providing information in the following areas.

  • I need help now! What should I do? Where can I go?
  • How to Report Child Abuse
  • How do I get a court order to protect myself?
  • I'm a victim, what are my rights?
  • Coping as a victim.
  • What can I expect during the Criminal Justice process?
  • Criminal offenses... how to recognize them and know the signs of abuse.


  • If you have any questions/comments regarding this Web page or Crime Victim Services please send an email to: azvictims@azdps.gov

     

    Crime Victims Fund

    The Department of Justice, Crime Victims Fund was established by the Federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) and serves as a major funding source for victim services throughout the country. Each year, millions of dollars are deposited into this fund from criminal fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalty fees and special assessments collected by the US Attorney’s Offices, US Courts and the Bureau of Prisons. These dollars all come from offenders convicted of federal crimes.

    In 1985, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) was designated as the administrator of the state’s VOCA Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to provide funding for governmental and non-profit agencies that provide direct services to crime victims. These funds are not awarded to private individuals.

    This website is a means to further promote crime victims’ rights, and to ensure that victims of crime are aware of the services available to them.