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
866-742-4911
azag.gov/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

Victim Rights & Resources Brochure.pdf

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Reporting Options

Criminal Complaints and Reports

University of Arizona Police Department

uapd.arizona.edu
9-1-1 (emergency, on-campus)
520-621-8273 (non-emergency)

Tucson Police Department

tucsonaz.gov/police
520-791-6813

Arizona Department of Public Safety

azdps.gov
602-223-2000

Pima County Sheriff's Department

pimasheriff.org
520-351-4800 (non-emergency)

University Complaints and Reports

To submit a complaint against a student:

Dean of Students Office

deanofstudents.arizona.edu
520-621-7057

To submit a complaint against an employee:

Office of Institutional Equity

equity.arizona.edu
520-621-9449

 

Title IX

Department of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX
titleix.arizona.edu
titleix@email.arizona.edu
520-621-7286

On-Campus Resources

Counseling and Health Services

Campus Health Services

health.arizona.edu
520-621-6490
After-Hours number: 520-626-2051

Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS)

health.arizona.edu/counseling-psych-services
520-621-3334

Student & Employee Support Services

Dean of Students Office

Robert L. Nugent Building
deanofstudents.arizona.edu
520-621-7057

UA Life & Work Connections

715 N. Park Ave. 2nd Floor
lifework.arizona.edu
520-621-2493

Student Legal Services

ASUA Student Legal Services

legal.asua.arizona.edu/Legal_Services/home
520-621-2782
Available to all currently enrolled students.

Off-Campus Resources

Legal Services

Southern Arizona Legal Aid

sazlegalaid.org
520-623-9461

Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona

vlparizona.org
520-623-9465

Crime Victim Advocacy

Pima County Attorney's Office - Victim Witness Program

pcao.pima.gov/victimservicesdivision
520-740-5525 (24-hour hotline)

Community Organizations

Arizona Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Program

azrapeprevention.org
Program Manager: 602-542-7343

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

acesdv.org
800-782-6400

Crisis Response Center

crisisnetwork.org
520-622-6000
Toll Free: 800-796-6762

Emerge! Center against Domestic Abuse

emergecenter.org
520-795-4266
888-428-0101

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

thehotline.org
800-799-7233

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

rainn.org
800-656-4673

Southern Arizona Mental Health Clinic (SAMHC)

520-622-6000

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)

sacasa.org
Crisis Line: 520-327-7273
Toll Free: 800-400-1001

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

saaf.org
520-628-7223
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

equity.arizona.edu
520-621-9449

University Students Contact

Dean of Students Office

deanofstudents.arizona.edu
520-621-7057