Victim Services - (623) 930-3323 or (623) 930-3485
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.
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.