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The Victim Services Department provides legally mandated victim notification services as well as professional level victim advocacy to misdemeanor crime victims in the City of Scottsdale.
- Provide information to victims regarding rights and invocation.
- Educate victims on the procedures of the criminal justice system.
- Update victims with timely case status information.
- Escort victims to court upon request.
- Act as a liaison between the victim and prosecutor.
- Assist victims in filing requests for Orders of Protection or Injunctions Against Harassment. (petition forms)
- Refer victims to community agencies for assistance.
- Offer domestic violence advocacy services and safety planning.
If you have questions about Obtaining a Protective Order, Your Rights as a Crime Victim, Domestic Violence, or Resource and Referrals, please contact Scottsdale Victim Services Department at 480-312-4226 and ask to speak with an advocate.
- Domestic Violence is defined by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. National Domestic Violence Hotline
- The Arizona Victim’s Bill of Rights passed by voters in 1990, made Arizona the first state to have a comprehensive constitutional bill of right for victims of crime. To view your rights as a victim: click here
- In 1986, the Arizona State Legislature established the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is directed to administer the fund and create and implement rules that guide the awarding of funds to victims of crime. More information on the County Victim Compensation Program