Helping Crime Victims Navigate The Criminal Justice System At No Cost To Them
Our mission is to help crime victims navigate through all facets of the criminal justice system asserting constitutionally and statutorily protected rights. We seek enforcement of victim rights as counsel of record throughout the prosecution process and after conviction. Our goal is to provide victims with an understanding of their rights in a respectful and dignified manner.
We are a non-profit organization providing legal services at no cost to our clients throughout the criminal justice system. We appear as counsel of record in pre-trial court proceedings, throughout trial, sentencing, restitution, probation, release, and parole. We act as a single point of contact as the attorney of record for the victim among:
Victim services agencies
Department of Corrections
Adult Probation Services Department
Clerk of the Court
Courts of Appeal
"The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected."
United States Supreme Court Justice, William O. Douglas
We advocate for the rights of victims helping to ensure that our clients are not overwhelmed or confused by the often complex criminal justice system.
We represent victims in all types of criminal proceedings in local, state, and federal courts.
Examples of services we provide:
Discuss the case with attorneys who prosecute the crime against the defendant.
Develop claims for economic loss and assist in obtaining a restitution award and recovery of victims’ economic losses.
Provide input about pre-conviction release or modification of release conditions.
ANALYSIS & REFERRAL
Analyze and represent or refer victims to civil, probate and/or domestic relations attorneys.
Work with victims to present victim impact statements and evidence at sentencing.
Provide input and appear at hearings on post-conviction release or modification of release conditions.
We provide training and resources particularly on topics such as establishing and collecting economic loss. We have presented throughout the country on this topic to prosecutors, advocates, other victim rights attorneys, civil attorneys and judges. If you are involved in the victim rights community and would like to receive training or a presentation about helping crime victims establish and recover their economic losses, please let us know. We would be happy to help.
“In case after case we found victims, and their families, were ignored, cast aside, and treated as non-participants in a critical event in their lives.”
- Senator Dianne Feinstein, 150 CONG. REC. 7296 (2004)
WHO WE SERVE
We provide legal services as counsel of record and access to social support services to victims of crime including:
Victims of theft, fraud or other white collar crime
Victims of violent crimes
Family members and survivors who have lost a loved due to a crime
Victims of vehicular crimes
Victims of property crimes
It is a policy of the Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group to provide equal representation and services to all eligible persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disabilities, membership in any labor organization, or political affiliation.
All complaints received will be forwarded to one of the entities below.
Office for Civil Rights
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Dept. of Justice
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
In order to file with the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR), two forms must be downloaded from the internet and submitted in writing to OCR. The forms can be found at https://ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm.
Arizona Department of Public Safety
VOCA Administration, MD3915
Civil Rights Coordinator
P.O. Box 6638 Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638
Office of the Arizona Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
1275 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007