On March 20, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2268 into law. The new law requires law enforcement to submit all sex assault kits to be tested for potential DNA evidence. It also lists timeframes ensuring prompt submission by law enforcement for DNA testing and requires annual reports by law […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wants the public to know that victims of sexual assault can receive a free forensic medical examination. “Sexual assault survivors need to be assured that it’s not their fault,” said Bill Montgomery. “The closer in time to the assault that […]

Strength – Resilience – Justice During the first week of April, Arizona will mark the 35th annual observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Honoring and upholding the rights of crime victims and their families is something the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is committed to doing. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed […]