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ACVS Relocation Project (for Victim Advocate Use only)

The ACVS Relocation Project provides financial assistance to victims of crime to relocate to a place of safety when there is a likelihood of continued victimization and other resources are unavailable or inadequate.

Referrals to the ACVS Relocation Project must be from a social service or criminal justice agency; we do not accept requests directly from crime victims.  The ACVS Relocation Project is only a part of safety planning and having the crime victim work with an advocate, social service, or criminal justice professional is critical.

Limited financial resources require the Relocation Committee members to restrict benefit amounts.  The Committee therefore will depend to a large degree on the screening accomplished by referral / sponsoring agencies to best utilize the limited funds.  Funds from the ACVS Relocation Project are not for relocation expense reimbursements.  A report to a law enforcement agency reference the criminal incident/s is not required.  The following guidelines are set forth:

  1. It must be established that the individual / family for which a request for assistance is being made is/are victims of a crime and the potential / likelihood for victimization continues.
  2. It must be established that the individual / family has a plan for relocation that includes a safe and supportive destination.
  3. It must be established that the financial need cannot be met by other assets, agencies or family.

For additional information or to receive an application for the ACVS Relocation Project, please contact one of the following members of the ACVS Relocation Project Committee. Completed applications should be returned to the committee member for review and processing. Please do not mail completed applications to ACVS.

When a decision is made by the referring / sponsoring agency personnel to contact the Relocation Committee, promises or assurances to the client should not be made.  Consideration and processing of the application may take 1-7 days.

Tracey Wilkinson – Chairperson 480-312-6306
Karina Aragon  480-259-6550
Colleen Phelan 520-740-5232
Veronica Driz 520-628-6363
Laura Mandt 928 772-5186

The ACVS Relocation Project is funded by cell phone and tablet recycling programs. For information on cell phone collection and donations to support the ACVS Relocation Project, please contact Tracey Wilkinson.