Experiencing victimization can be traumatic. You may feel isolated and confused, and not know where to turn for support and information. These campus specific brochures highlight resources available to assist you and explain your rights as a victim.
As a victim of crime in Arizona, you have a constitutional right to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse through the criminal process. All state, county, and municipal justice agencies and courts in Arizona are required to perform certain duties to ensure that you receive your rights.
Arizona law provides the ability to seek medical treatment for the collection of sexual assault evidence without charge to the victim. The victim does not need to aide in prosecution in order to seek medical treatment for the collection of sexual assault evidence. It is the victim who will decide if he/she/they wish to pursue criminal charges.
Some ways to preserve evidence include:
- Refraining from washing, bathing, showering, or douching
- Refraining from washing clothes or other items worn/used during the incident
- Retaining text messages, emails, and other documentary evidence