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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Donate items between Oct. 1 - 31, to help victims of domestic violence.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence annually in the United States. Right here at home, Scottsdale’s Victim Services assisted nearly 1,200 domestic violence victims last fiscal year (July 2021 - June 2022). This includes helping victims with getting orders of protection or injunctions against harassment, referring them to support services, helping them apply for the Address Confidentially Program, escorting them to court, answering questions about the criminal justice process and advocating on their behalf.
You can help victims by donating items between Oct. 1 - 31. The donations will be forwarded to ControlAltDelete, a nonprofit that helps victims escape violent situations. Download a list of needed items (new or gently used) and locations where you can drop them off:
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.
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- 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.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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.
Arizona Victim’s Bill of Rights
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.
County Victim Compensation Program
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.