The Tucson Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of response and service to members of the Tucson community. This is to ensure that you, as a victim of crime, are afforded your legal rights to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse throughout the criminal or juvenile justice 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. In addition to these duties the Tucson Police Department has implemented the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system. This system will provide you with timely and accurate information. Please read the overview below carefully so you will understand your rights.
Immigration and Victims
Certain crime victims may be able to get a temporary visa, referred to as a U-Visa, that grants legal status to victims willing to help police and prosecutors investigate and prosecute a qualifying crime. To learn more please contact the Family and Sex Crimes Section Commander at 520-791-5159, the City Prosecutor's Office, the Pima County Attorney's Office, Southern Arizona Legal Aid or an attorney experienced in immigration law.
Victim Rights Information Forms
Note: The following form is provided as an information resource only. Typically, it is given directly to victims of certain crimes by investigating officers of the Tucson Police Department. This form is not applicable to incidents that occur outside the jurisdiction of the City of Tucson, Arizona.
For more information on Victim's Rights in Arizona please refer to the following links:
Arizona Crime Victims’ Rights Laws (Arizona Attorney General)
The Tucson City Prosecutor's Office also provides both information for Victims of Domestic Violence and Victim Notification Services, including How to File an Order of Protection Against Domestic Violence.
Other resources are available, including: