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City of Glendale - City Prosecutor

Victim Services

Victim Services - (623) 930-3323 or (623) 930-3030
Victims and witnesses of misdemeanor crimes that occur within the Glendale city limits are provided information and support through the City Prosecutor's Office Victim Services program.

A Victim Services advocate is available to explain the judicial system; act as a link between the prosecutor and the victim; give current case status information; make referrals for counseling, shelter, food, etc.; escort victims while they testify or appear at hearings; assist in obtaining orders of protection or injunctions against harassment; and provide child care for victims while they testify or appear at hearings. Similar services are provided to other civilian non-victim witnesses.

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Safety Plan and Tips

Do You Feel Safe at Home? You Can.
24-hour hotlines

  • For local shelter: (602) 263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739
  • National hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


Safety at home

When abuser is there:

  • Stay out of rooms with no exit.
  • Avoid rooms that may have weapons.
  • Select a code word that alerts friends and children to call police.
  • Leave suitcase and checklist items with a friend.

    When abuser has moved out:
  • Obtain an order of protection.
  • Change locks on doors and windows.
  • Insert a peephole in the door.
  • Change telephone number, screen calls and block caller ID.
  • Install/increase outside lighting.
  • Consider getting a dog
  • Inform landlord or neighbor of situation, and ask that police be called if abuser is seen around the house.


Safety at work

What to do:

  • Tell your employer.
  • Give security a photo of abuser and order of protection.
  • Screen your calls.
  • Have an escort to your car or bus.
  • Vary your route home.
  • Consider a cell phone for your car.
  • Carry a noisemaker or personal alarm.


Protecting your children

  • Plan and rehearse an escape route with your children.
  • If it is safe, teach them a code word to call 911, and how to use a public telephone.
  • Let school personnel know to whom children can be released.
  • Give school personnel a photo of abuser.
  • Warn school personnel not to divulge your address and phone number.


Getting an order of protection


Local shelters and support

  • Autumn House
  • Chrysalis
  • DeColores
  • Faith House
  • My Sister's Place
  • New Life Shelter
  • Sojourner Center
  • Legal Advocacy Hotline: (602) 279-2900
  • Older Adults: (602) 264-HELP (4357)
Glendale, AZ - Victim Services
Click Here for more detailed information on the city's victim services and domestic violence information available through the city court.

 

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