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ARIZONA: Domestic Violence Resources



MY ABUSER HAS A GUN

If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.


I Can't Leave Because of my Pets

Arizona law provides that, if a court issues an order of protection, the court may grant the petitioner the exclusive care, custody or control of any animal that is owned, possessed, leased, kept or held by the petitioner, the respondent or a minor child residing in the residence or household of the petitioner or the respondent, and order the respondent to stay away from the animal and forbid the respondent from taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, committing an act of cruelty or neglect in violation of section 13- 2910 or otherwise disposing of the animal. Learn more about AZ ST § 13-3602; A. R. S. § 13-3602 from the Animal Legal & Historical Center.

ARIZONA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS


Arizona Domestic Violence Overview

Under Arizona law, domestic violence is any of the following crimes under the law:

  • Dangerous Crimes Against Children (13-604.01)
  • Endangerment (13-1201)
  • Threatening and Intimidating (13-1202)
  • Assault (13-1203)
  • Aggravated Assault (13-1204)
  • Custodial Interference (13-1302)
  • Unlawful Imprisonment (13-1303)
  • Kidnapping (13-1304)
  • Criminal Trespass (13-1502 - 13-504)
  • Criminal Damage (13-1602)
  • Interfering with Judicial Proceedings (13-2810)
  • Disorderly Conduct (13-2904)
  • Telephone to Harass (13-2916)
  • Harassment (13-2921)
  • Stalking (13-2923)
  • Abuse of Child or Vulnerable Adult (13-3623)

When committed against:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Persons residing or having resided in the same household
  • Persons having a child in common
  • A party who is pregnant by the other party
  • Parent, grandparent, grandchild, stepchild, brother, or sister
  • A child who resides or has resided in the same household

Children Witnessing Domestic Violence

A conviction of domestic violence committed in the presence of a child may result in harsher penalties. Thus, when the presence of a child during domestic violence is considered to be "aggravating circumstances," sentencing guidelines mandate that such aggravating circumstances result in a harsher criminal penalty, such as a longer jail or prison term or an increased fine.

In Arizona, an offense committed in the presence of a child under any of the circumstances defined as domestic violence is considered an aggravating circumstance that may result in an increased sentence for a felony conviction. � 13-702



Arizona Unemployment Law Protects Victims of Domestic Violence.

Title 23, Chapter 4, Article 6: ss. 23-771(D): The department shall not disqualify an individual from receiving benefits under this chapter on the basis of the individual's separation from employment if the individual is a victim of domestic violence and leaves employment due to a documented case of a domestic violence offense. The employer's account is not charged. For more information contact (602)364-2722.


Arizona Humane Society Project Safehouse is designed to assist the victims and families of domestic violence situations by providing a safe haven for the pets of these families during crisis and transition. The Therapeutic Services Division is able to assist clients and intake pets into the program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Project Safehouse Program provides foster care and veterinary services to these families at no cost. For more information, call (602) 997-7586, Ext. 1025.

Arizona Victim Advocates & Support Contacts
LocationProgramPhone
STATEWIDE Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Information & Referral Helpline
Directory of Community Resources
800-782-6400
800-352-3792
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Apache County ADABI (Chinle)
People's Legal Services (Chinle)
Victim Assistance Program (Window Rock)
928-674-8314
928-674-2405
928-871-7556

Cochise County Adult Protective Services
CCS of Southern AZ (Bisbee)
Community Partnership (Counseling)
Forgach House Shelter (Sierra Vista)
House of Hope (Douglas)
Legal Aid
Mary's Mission (Hereford)
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Victim Witness Program (Bisbee)
520-384-3505
520-432-2285
800-771-9889
520-458-9096
520-364-2465
520-364-7973
520-417-2115
520-432-8570
520-432-8700

Coconino County Another Way (Page)
Family Hamony (Tuba City)
Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)
People's Legal Services (Tuba City)
Sheriff's Domestic Violence Unit
Task Force Against DV
Victim/Witness Services
928-645-5300
928-774-4503
928-527-1900
928-871-5644
928-226-5020
928-645-5300
520-779-6163

Gila County Adult Protective Services
Community Legal Services (Miami)
Family Peace (Counseling)
Gila County Safehouse
Horizon Crisis Line
Legal Aid
Mothers & Children Safehouse (Globe)
ORDERS OF PROTECTION (Globe)
ORDERS OF PROTECTION (Hayden)
Time Out (Payson)
White Mountain Safehouse
928-425-3101
928-473-2412
928-338-4811
928-402-9297
800-890-2880
928-723-5410
928-425-3639
928-425-9651
520-356-7801
928-472-8007
928-367-6017

Graham/Greenlee County Adult Protective Services
Graham Counseling Hotline
Legal Aid
Mt. Graham Safe House
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
San Carlos Tribal Social Services
Victim/Witness Program
928-428-7702
928-428-4550
520-428-4213
928-348-9104
928-428-3100
928-475-2313
928-428-4787

La Paz County Colorado River Crisis Shelter (Parker)
Legal Info & Referral
New Life Guidance Center
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Victim/Witness Program
928-669-0107
928-927-3700
928-669-6161
928-669-6131
928-669-6118

Maricopa County Avondale Police Dept. Victim Advocate
Adult Protective Services
Cassie's House (Phoenix)
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services (Phoenix)
Connections Counseling Center (Surprise)
Crisis Center Valley East (Mesa)
Crisis Nursery (Phoenix)
Chicanos Por La Causa De Colores
Chrysalis Shelter (Phoenix)
Chrysalis Shelter (Scottsdale)
Dignity House
DV STOP Program
Faith House Shelter (Glendale)
Jewish Family Services (Scottsdale)
Mesa Police Victim Service Unit
My Sisters' Place (Chandler)
New Life Center (Goodyear)
New Life Shelter (Litchfield Park)
Pathways (Chandler)
Salvation Army
Shelter Without Walls
Sojourner Center
Tempe Coalition Against DV
Victims Assistance Law Project (Tempe)
Voices for Crime Victims
623-478-3656
602-542-4446
602-936-7446
480-963-9532
602-997-6105
623-584-7800
480-969-2308
602-273-7364
602-269-1515
602-944-4999
480-481-0402
602-997-6105
480-969-4024
623-939-6031
480-994-8477
480-644-4075
602-263-8900
623-932-4404
623-935-9161
480-821-1024
520-320-7556
602-452-4640
602-244-0089
602-279-2900
480-965-5290
602-207-2940

Mohave County Aid to Abused People (Kingman)
American Institute on DV
HAVEN Center (Lake Havasu)
Lake Havasu Victmim Assistance
Safehouse (Bullhead City)
Sarah's House
928-753-4242
928-453-9015
928-505-3153
928-854-4388
928-763-7233
928-718-5522

Navajo County Ft. Apache Behavioral Health Services
Safe Haven (Winslow)
Tohdenasshai Women's Shelter (Kayenta)
Victim Services (Holbrook)
White Mountain Safehouse (Pine Top)
928-338-4811
928-289-5500
928-697-8591
928-524-4015
520-367-6017

Navajo NationOffice of Women and Families928-871-6627

Pima County Adult Protective Services
Against Abuse
ARC - Elder Victims
AVA Crisis Shelter
Brewster Center Victim Advocacy
Casa De Los Ninos
Center for Women and Children
Community Legal Services (San Luis)
Family Counseling Agency
Four Rivers Legal Services (Sells)
Horizon Human Services
Jewish Family Services
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Our Town Family Center
Reflection Family Services
SAMHC
Sheriff's Domestic Violence Unit
Tucson Police Domestic Violence Unit
Victim Witness Advocacy Program
Victim/Witness Services
Wingspan Project (GLBT)
Your Voice Counts
YWCA Women's Counseling
520-628-6810
520-836-0858
520-566-1919
602-795-4880
520-622-6347
520-624-5600
928-795-0300
520-627-8023
520-327-4583
520-383-2420
520-836-1688
520-323-1708
520-740-3201
520-795-8001
520-795-0981
520-622-6000
520-741-4671
520-791-2520
520-740-5520
520-740-5525
520-624-1779
520-434-0195
520-884-7810

Pinal County Adult Protective Services
Against Abuse, Inc. (Casa Grande)
Apache Junction Prosecutor
Community Alliance Against Family Violence
Gila River Tribal Services (Sacaton)
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
520-836-2351
520-836-0858
480-671-5062
480-982-0196
520-562-3396
520-866-6296

Santa Cruz County Abuse Crisis Counseling
Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
Crossroads Rescue (Nogales)
Family Guidance Center (Nogales)
Legal Aid
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
520-281-1419
520-287-9441
520-287-4126
520-287-5828
602-281-9009
800-640-9465
520-375-7700

Yavapai County Guidance Clinic (Cottonwood)
Guidance Clinic (Sedona)
Stepping Stones (Prescott)
Verde Valley Sanctuary (Campe Verde)
Verde Valley Sanctuary (Cottonwood)
Victim/Witness Services
Yavapai Family Advocacy (Prescott)
602-634-2236
602-282-HELP
928-445-4673
602-567-4026
928-634-2511
928-771-3485
928-775-0669

Yuma County Adult Protective Services
Adult Services (counseling)
Ama Doo Alchini Bighan
Catholic Community Services
Community Legal Services
Family Advocacy Coalition
Family Violence Services
ORDERS OF PROTECTION
Safe House
928-782-4343
928-341-0335
928-674-8314
520-341-9400
928-782-7511
928-373-0849
928-883-5061
928-329-2164
928-782-0077






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