Domestic Violence Information

Domestic Violence in Arizona is defined as any offense involving assault, disorderly conduct, or criminal damage that involves a victim who is married, related, or lives with the perpetrator. Domestic violence abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, economic control and neglect.

  • Physical abuse can include hitting, biting, slapping, battering, shoving, punching (any type of violent behavior inflicted on the victim).
  • Emotional abuse involves invalidating or deflating the victim's sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem.
  • Sexual abuse occurs when the abuser coerces or attempts to coerce the victim into having sexual contact or sexual behavior without the victims consent.
  • Economic abuse takes place when the abuser makes or tries to make the victim financially reliant.

The catch-all term domestic violence can generally apply to any partners - married or unmarried, straight or gay, living together or simply dating.

The Town Prosecutor is committed to prosecuting domestic violence offenses, and endeavors to make early and meaningful contact with domestic violence victims to provide assistance and information to victims. Even when a victim is not able or unwilling to support prosecution, the Town Prosecutor will continue to hold the offender fully accountable for his or her criminal acts.

Quick Links:

Pima County Attorney's Office, Victim Services Division
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
Financial Help for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool
The Brewster Centre Domestic Violence Services
Child & Family Resources
Southern Arizona Against Sexual Assault
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center
Wingspan Anti-Violence Program
Su Voz Vale (Your Voice Counts)
Gospel Rescue Mission Tucson Shelter Locations
Pima County Behavioral Health Resources
Pima County Attorney Mental Health Defender's Office
211 Arizona Get Connected, Get Answers
Animal Cruelty Task Force of Southern Arizona
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving

National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline

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