Arizona Voice for Crime Victims Inc.

PO Box 12722

Scottsdale, AZ  85267

(480) 600-2661

 

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Welcome Welcome to the Arizona Voice for Crime Victims website. We have included on this site information for crime victims, lawyers and law students, people working in the field of victims' rights and the general public.

 

The For Victims section includes resources for crime victims and forms that crime victims in Arizona can use.

 

The Constitution and Law section has comprehensive information including: overviews of the criminal justice system and Arizona Victim Rights, Az. Victims' Bill of Rights, Arizona Statutes, Az. Court rules, Arizona victims' rights case law, boiler plate legal forms and the proposed US Constitutional Amendment regarding victims' rights.

 

The Victims Legal Assistance Project is a collaborative effort with between Arizona Voice for Crime Victims and the ASU College of Law.  The goal of this program is to provide crime victims with legal representation during criminal trials to ensure that crime victims can exercise their Arizona Constitutional rights.

 

The Judicial Accountability Section included information about judicial models, links to Az. Court websites and other information.

 

The Library Section has information for people working in the field of victims' rights and includes information on crisis intervention, school safety and Arizona News, which has archive issues of the Victims' Rights Briefs published by the Arizona Attorney Generals Office of Victim Services.

 

We wish to thank the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Arizona Coalition for Victim Services and many others who provided information and materials for this site.

 

One of the goals with this site is to be responsive to the needs of crime victims and those working on their behalf.  If you have information that you believe would be of benefit to our community, please let us know.

 

Disclaimer

This site contains a lot of material designed to help attorneys acting in a pro bono capacity on behalf of crime victims who seek to assist or protect their rights on expressed cases.

 

Although the materials are carefully reviewed, and significant editorial enhancements have been provided by knowledgeable editors, in dealing with specific legal matters, attorneys should research and review original sources of authority.

 

Neither Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, nor the Crime Victim Law Institute, make either express or implied warranties regarding the use of these materials. Each attorney must depend on his or her own research, knowledge of the law, and expertise in using or modifying these materials.

 

Drafting forms for court is essentially rendering legal advice.  No source can assume that responsibility, and this website  does not assume such responsibility.  It is intended to serve only as a guide for the practitioner, and assist in keeping the costs of representation low an essential ingredient for the success and longevity of any pro bono effort.  The responsibility of preparing the forms and all other documents that are to be submitted to courts ultimately remain, and entirely rest with, the individual practitioner.

 

The forms in this website are suggestions only.  They have been carefully checked for conformity with the law as of the date of publication. Still, the facts of every case will necessarily require a variation or multiple variations from the forms presented in the binder.

 

It is our hope that all those who are dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of crime victims in the criminal justice process will find these materials useful and helpful.  We sincerely thank all those who have chosen to dedicate their time and talents to this most worthy cause.