The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections' (ADJC) Victims' Rights Unit exists to serve the victims of youth that are under our jurisdiction. ADJC believes in the philosophy of restorative justice. The goal of restorative justice is to repair the harm that has been done to the victim, the community, and the youth as a result of the crime.
- To preserve victims' rights, enhance youth accountability, and promote safe communities.
- To promote a victim-centered response to crime.
Victims' Rights Unit ServiceS
The ADJC Victims' Rights Unit can provide the following services to registered victims:
- Notification of a youth's release date, escape or death.
- An explanation of post-adjudication rights.
- Information regarding the status of a youth.
- Assistance in addressing any victim-related questions or concerns.
- An explanation of treatment and programming provided to the youth.
- Assistance in serving the youth with a protective order and/or adding a "no contact" provision to the youth's parole plan.
- Assistance in monitoring the youth's compliance with court orders that directly affect you as a victim, tracking restitution, etc.
- Assistance to ensure that your concerns are included in the management of the youth.
- Accompanying victims to or representing victims at the youth's release hearing or parole revocation hearing.