Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County is a community-oriented, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, victim assistance, witness advocacy, crime prevention education, and victim compensation to assist in alleviating the emotional, physical and financial needs of victims while promoting the constitutional rights of victims.
We envision Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County as a leader in providing responsive, relevant, high-quality advocacy for victims of crime in Coconino County.
What is Victim/Witness Services?
Victim/Witness Services is a non-profit organization that oversees various services and programs providing outreach, advocacy and support services to the victims of crimes in Coconino County. All services are offered free of charge and without discrimination based upon race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or religion. Services are available to victims in all of Coconino County, regardless of whether they have chosen to report the crime. All conversations with advocates and request for services are strictly confidential, unless the advocate is given permission to discuss the case with outside agencies or persons.
What services do we provide?
Victim/Witness advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide immediate crisis intervention to victims of crime. We are paged to respond by law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers, or at the request of non-reporting victims. An advocate can offer ongoing support and education throughout the criminal justice process, upholding victims' rights, providing court escort, transportation to and from court, child care, social service referrals, witness preparation, follow-up support, and information on crime victim compensation programs and benefits.
How long has Victim/Witness Services been serving the community?
Founded in 1984, Victim/Witness Services was originally formed as the Impact Crisis Team and functioned solely as an advocacy program. Since then, the organization has grown to include 10 outreach and support programs. Victim/Witness Services helps hundreds of victims and witnesses each year through crises and the criminal justice process in its entirety.