Posted on: August 1, 2017

PVPD Victim Services aids local families


In 2015, the Prescott Valley Police Department was awarded a grant under the Victims of Crime Act (1984). This federal law established victim rights and a victim assistance project. The law, referred to as VOCA, provided a grant to Prescott Valley Police Department to assist victims of crime. Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are qualified to receive these funds in Prescott Valley.

The grant is to assist them in regaining their safety, security, and well-being; and to assist in the healing process. The funds may be used in an emergency situation, to support a victim in replacing or repairing outside doors, windows/glass or locks that were damaged during the commission of the crime. It is also used to re-key door locks to the home to prevent the suspect from reentering.

Prescott Valley Police Department works with local vendors to assist the victims in the needed repairs, replacements, or re-keying. Patrol Officers, Victim Services and Family Violence Unit routinely screen cases to ensure victims are made aware of these services. This past year we have offered assistance to numerous victims and aided six families. In the next year, Prescott Valley Police Department is seeking to broaden the scope of the grant to victims of other crimes such as residential burglaries.

For further information regarding this service, please contact Bob Steward, Victim Services, or Marie Yogerst, Family Violence Unit at (928) 772-9261 or via email victimservices@pvaz.net.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.  

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