Victim Rights


Individuals in the State of Arizona have certain rights afforded to them when victimization occurs. Below is a list of rights for victims exclusive to post-conviction or after the defendant has been sentenced. ADC Victim Services provides services primarily in this stage because the inmate has been sentenced to prison.


POST-CONVICTION RIGHTS


✔      To be treated with FAIRNESS, RESPECT AND DIGNITY and be free from intimidation, harassment or abuse throughout the criminal justice system.
Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 2.1 Victims Bill of Rights

✔      To receive prompt RESTITUTION from the person or persons convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the victim's loss or injury.
Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 2.1 Victims Bill of Rights ARS § 31-230 requires ADC to withdraw 20%-50% of the monies available in an inmate's spendable account each month to pay court-ordered restitution.

✔      TO BE INFORMED, * upon request, when the accused or convicted person is released from custody, has escaped, or died.
ARS § 31-230 & ARS § 13-4413

✔      TO BE PRESENT AND INFORMED, * upon request, of all criminal proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
ARS § 13-4414

✔      TO BE HEARD at any proceeding when any post-conviction release from confinement is being considered.
ARS § 13-4414

✔      To request NOT TO RECEIVE INMATE MAIL.
ARS § 13-4411.01


For a full list of victims' rights within the Arizona Revised Statutes,
please click on the below link:
Title 13, Chapter 40 - Crime Victims' Rights
Please contact Victim Services for more information regarding these rights.

* upon request - See Post-Conviction Notification Request forms Under FAQ


 

ADC OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES
1645 West Jefferson MC250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
1-866-787-7233 | 602-542-1853
azvictims [at] azcorrections [dot] gov