Victim Services

The Victim Services Division supports, educates and empowers victims and survivors to seek justice that helps restore them to as nearly whole as possible. Victim Services advocates assist and provide support to victims at crime scenes, right after an incident has occurred, and as a victim navigates the criminal justice system. Victims can receive information on community resources, have in-person support at court hearings and be comforted, emotionally, by an advocate through the Victim Services Division.

PCAO’s Victim Services Division was established in 1975, becoming the first in the nation to provide comprehensive assistance to victims. Staff and volunteers team up to provide on-call services 24/7.

If you are a victim of a crime, or know someone who is, and would like support and/or resource information, please call us at (520) 724-5525 and ask to speak with an advocate. Advocates are available Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm (excluding government holidays).

Please note that PCAO’s Victim Services Division provides support regardless of race, color, national origin including persons with limited English proficiency, sex, religion, disability, age, and genetic information. You may file a discrimination complaint if you believe that PCAO has discriminated against you for any of the reasons listed above. For more information on how to file a civil rights non-discrimination complaint click here. For Tucson City Court cases, which are not handled by PCAO, please call (520) 791-5483.

PCAO in the news! Click the link below to read the Arizona Daily Star story about a partnership between the Pima County Attorney’s Office and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation to provide support for LGBTQ+ victims of violent crimes.

Arizona Daily Star – Pima County designates advocate to support LGBTQ+ sexual assault survivors

Domestic Violence

The Pima County Attorney's Office has a special Domestic Violence Unit staffed by specially trained Victim Advocates who provide the unique services needed by victims of domestic violence.

Court Advocacy

Being the victim of a crime is often very traumatic, and the criminal justice system can be overwhelming and confusing. Trained Victim Advocates are available to help.

Crisis Services

Immediately following a crime, victims often experience a variety of emotional and physical reactions to the trauma. Trained Victim Advocates are available to provide crisis intervention services to help mitigate the effects and assist victims with their most immediate needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Victim Services Division is in need of volunteers. There are two types of volunteer opportunities within the Victim Services Division: crisis response and court advocacy. Click here to get in touch with our volunteer coordinator

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Victim Services Director Virginia Rodriguez (left) pictured with Pima County Attorney Laura Conover (right).
PCAO administration Virginia Rodriguez

Department Contact Info:

Virginia Rodriguez, Victim Services Director

If you are a reporter looking to gather general information for a story, on deadline or for background, email or call Shawndrea Thomas, (520)724-5738.