Victim Resources

Being a victim of a crime can be traumatic. You may feel isolated and confused, and not know where to turn for practical advice or support. This handout highlights resources available to assist you and explains your rights as a victim under Arizona law.

As a victim of a crime in Arizona, you have a constitutional right to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse through the criminal process. All state, county, and municipal justice agencies and courts in Arizona are required to perform certain duties to ensure that you receive your rights.

To request a copy of the full text of Arizona victims' rights laws, contact:

Arizona Attorney General, Office of Victim Services

Arizona has a statute that provides the victim the ability to seek medical treatment for the collection of sexual assault evidence without charge to the victim. The victim does not need to aide in prosecution in order to seek medical treatment for the collection of sexual assault evidence. It is the victim who will decide if he/she wishes to pursue criminal charges.

Some ways to preserve evidence include:

  • Refraining from washing, bathing, showering, or douching.
  • Refraining from washing clothes or other items worn/used during the incident.
  • Do not delete text messages or emails

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Reporting Options

Criminal Complaints and Reports

University of Arizona Police Department
9-1-1 (emergency, on-campus)
520-621-8273 (non-emergency)

Tucson Police Department

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Pima County Sheriff's Department
520-351-4800 (non-emergency)

University Complaints and Reports

To submit a complaint against a student:

Dean of Students Office

To submit a complaint against an employee:

Office of Institutional Equity


Title IX

Department of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX

On-Campus Resources

Counseling and Health Services

Campus Health Services
After-Hours number: 520-626-2051

Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS)

Student & Employee Support Services

Dean of Students Office

Robert L. Nugent Building

UA Life & Work Connections

715 N. Park Ave. 2nd Floor

Student Legal Services

ASUA Student Legal Services
Available to all currently enrolled students.

Off-Campus Resources

Legal Services

Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona

Crime Victim Advocacy

Pima County Attorney's Office - Victim Services Program

Community Organizations

Arizona Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Program
Program Manager: 602-542-7343

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Crisis Response Center
Toll Free: 800-796-6762

Emerge! Center against Domestic Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Southern Arizona Mental Health Clinic (SAMHC)


Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
Crisis Line: 520-327-7273
Toll Free: 800-400-1001

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Toll Free: 800-771-9054

To request additional information, including resources outside the Tucson area, please call 520-621-9449 or 520-621-8273.

The University of Arizona is committed to providing a safe and positive environment. Interim accommodations are available to victims. These are short-term, remedial measures to ensure the safety of all individuals involved. These accommodations are available regardless of whether a victim reports an incident to law enforcement.

University Employees Contact

Office of Institutional Equity

University Students Contact

Dean of Students Office