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Staying Safe

As a crime victim, you may not feel safe. This section includes information about protecting your safety and getting the help you need.

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Safety is often affected when someone becomes a crime victim. Practical information about staying safe can be found here, including:

  • How to¬†develop a safety plan

  • How to change your locks

  • How to assess security or privacy

  • How to maintain a protective order

  • And much more.

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Impact of Crime

When someone experiences a crime or traumatic event, it is normal to be affected in some way.

Addressing Safety

Thinking about safety can be especially important for victims of crime. Thinking about safety needs can help reduce risk, and as a victim of a crime, it may help develop a sense of security. A good way to begin thinking about safety is a Safety Plan.
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Technology Safety Planning

When safety planning, it is also important to consider technology. There are many ways someone can use technology to cause harm, stalk, and/or abuse a person. It is a good idea to practice general technology safety regularly.

Protective Orders

Everyone deserves to feel safe. In Arizona, a person experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, or other harassment may be able to apply for a protective order. A protective order is a document obtained from a court to order the defendant not to contact the victim. A protective order can also be known as a restraining order.
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Protecting Your Privacy

For some, staying safe might mean taking extra steps to enhance privacy. The Address Confidentiality program can help certain victims protect their privacy. A name change is sometimes useful for victims hoping to protect their privacy.

Students and Gender-Based Violence

There are civil rights protections for students who experience sex discrimination.
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Safety Resources and Help