Crime Victims Services - Graham County Services
Mt. Graham Safe House
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (928) 348-9104
Mt. Graham's Safe House (MGSH) was established in December 1995 and has become a rural regional program. The service area contains Graham and Greenlee Counties and the San Carlos Apache Reservation. MGSH is the only 24-hour secured facility within a 100+ miles radius. MGSH employs 3 bilingual personnel to assist with any Spanish, Apache speaking persons with one staff as member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe located at a satellite office in San Carlos. MGSH provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, food, clothing, lay legal assistance, transportation, and other services as needed to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center
The Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that was established in 1996. The Center was established under a collaborative agreement with Pima County Attorney’s Office, four local law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Economic Security/Child Protective Services. Children from birth to 18 years of age who are victims of maltreatment can receive services at the Center through the victim services program. Referrals for services come from law enforcement, Child Protective Services, and county attorney offices throughout southern Arizona. Children come to the Center from Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Graham counties. At the Center, the team of trained child development professionals provides a comprehensive array of forensic evidence collection and support services in a one-stop, child-sensitive environment. These services include video- and audio-taped forensic interviews. On-site medical evaluations are completed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and a pediatrician; these medical personnel are competent in the forensic evaluation of children. Advocacy and case management services are offered to the children and their families. Families receive victim compensation application assistance, crisis intervention, and multidisciplinary case coordination services. Advocates provide after-hours triage support. In addition, the Center conducts mandated reporter trainings for educators, child-care providers, hospital personnel, parent groups, and community service agencies. These trainings incorporate child abuse awareness, predator awareness, and mandated reporting requirements and procedures. The trainings benefit victims because they facilitate reporting and this, in turn, mitigates the cycle of abuse.