Victim Services

Our Mission

The Victim Services Program advocates for victims of crime by providing them with support in the aftermath of their victimization, education regarding their Victims’ Rights, notification of their case status as it progresses through the criminal justice system and empowering them to discover pathways to safety and healing.

A victim is defined as a person against whom a criminal offense or delinquent act has been committed, or if the person is killed or incapacitated, the person’s parent, spouse, child or other lawful representative, except if the person is in custody for an offense or is the accused.

A witness is defined as a person who has observed any crime eligible for victims’ rights.

Services



The services provided by the City Prosecutor’s Office Victim Services Program include:
  • Explanation of Arizona Crime Victims’ Rights
  • Assistance filing a compensation claim and restitution documents
  • Assistance filing an order of protection or injunction against harassment
  • Escorts to court
  • Follow-up contact
  • Referrals to additional resources

Feedback



Your input is important and appreciated. Please complete this anonymous feedback survey which will help us improve our services to other crime victims. Should you wish to receive a response, please email Victim Services at vsp@surpriseaz.gov or call 623-222-1177.

Take the Victim Services Survey

Additional Resources


 

Forms and Brochures



Protective Orders and Injunctions



If you intend to petition the Surprise City Court for a Protective Order or Injunction Prohibiting Harassment, Download a copy of the Protective Order / Injunction Petition Form.

The Surprise City Court also provides additional information regarding their OP and Injunction processes. Visit the Surprse Cty Court’s website.

The City of Surprise employs dedicated professionals to help victims of crime understand their rights. This video features Linda Melendez, Victim Advocate for Surprise Police Department, and former Victim Advocate Rita Coronado, discussing the role of a victim advocate.



The City Prosecutor’s Office Victim Services Program works diligently with the Surprise Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit to provide a continuum of services to crime victims in the aftermath of their victimization. learn more about the services provided by SPD’s Victim Assistance Unit.
 

The Victim Services Program and Victim Assistance Unit exist to provide services to all victims of crime within the City of Surprise. Program staff do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age. Accommodations can be made for non-English speaking victims. Please contact the City Prosecutor’s Office if you have any concerns or visit the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division website at www.justice.gov/crt.