Arizona Department of Corrections

Contact: Dan Levey, Office of Victim Services, Arizona Department of Corrections
Phone: 602.364.3640

The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) showed its support for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 2004 by hosting a series of activities throughout the state. The week-long event from April 18-24 brought together survivors, criminal justice professional and community volunteers to mark the 2004 theme, “Victims’ Rights: America’s Values.”

Highlighting the activities was a commemorative service hosted by the Governor’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, ADC, Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, along with many other state agencies and victim service providers on Sunday, April 18 at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix.

Throughout the state, ADC organized activities in observance of NCVRW. Employees participated on-site and with their local communities to recognize and honor victims of crime. Activities and events included guest speakers who are victims themselves; poster contest among offender; memorial services; voluntary offender collection drive; and a variety of fund-raising events to benefit victims groups.

Proceeds from the statewide fundraisers totaled more than $18,000 and was awarded to Donna Pickering, president of the Arizona Victim Services Coalition by Director Dora Schriro.

A variety of activities sponsored by institutions and inmates to benefits victims and survivors, and those who serve them, included:

  • The ADC partnered with ChildHelp USA and the Child Crisis Nursery to provide books and bears to children who have been victimized by crime. Also, under the direction of Dan Levey, Central Office coordinated the NCVRW kickoff event at Wesley Bolin Plaza.·
  • At ASPC-Douglas, Chaplains Keat and Donnelly provided inmates with information about the Arizona Coalition for Victims Services and solicited donations from them to benefit this organization. ASPC-Douglas Maintenance staff constructed a victims’ commemorative bench at a local park in Douglas. A dedication ceremony was held with representatives from victims’ organizations and local dignitaries.
  • The Eyman Complex dedicated a monument that was designed in concert with the Pinal County Attorney Victims Services office. The monument is on display at the Pinal County government complex in Florence. Eyman staff donated confiscated, unauthorized inmate appliances to the Against Abuse shelter in Casa Grande. Also, Cook Unit inmates are making wooden toys such as rocking horses, cradles, and puzzles to give to various victims’ organizations.
  • The employees of ASPC-Florence hosted a victims’ rights ceremony at the Florence city park to dedicate a bench with the inscription “Their voices may not always be heard, but they will never be forgotten.” Coloring books consisting of more than 45 drawings by inmates, as well as donated crayons, were distributed to local domestic abuse shelters for children who stay there. A memorial was built on-site honoring victims of crime.
  • Toys and furniture were built by inmates of ASPC-Lewis and donated to local victims’ organizations. The inmates of the complex also made donations to this effort.
  • The inmates of ASPC-Perryville participated in the complex-wide fundraiser that raised $2,600 for victims’ rights. The complex held a victims’ rights poster contest with winning posters selected from each unit.
  • The Phoenix complex staff held a tree planting ceremony dedicated to crime victims. Staff also adopted the United Methodist Outreach Ministries New Day Center as the recipient for donated clothing and toys. UMOM offers emergency housing for the homeless and low-income families for up to 120 days.
  • ASPC-Safford hosted various inmate fundraisers to raise money and increase awareness for victims’ rights organizations. Safford employees and city officials participated in the dedication of a victims’ rights memorial built by inmates at the Graham County Courthouse. Plans are underway to dedicate a memorial garden in front of the Complex Administration Building.
  • Warden Harlan Nelson met with the Winslow city mayor to plan the construction of a victims’ rights wall at a local park. Inmate fundraisers were held to support the victims’ rights charities.
  • ASPC-Tucson has taken an active role in assisting the Arizona Coalition for Victims Services by donating 30 televisions to the Brewster Center for Domestic Violence. Warden Charles Flanagan and the Southern Arizona Correctional Release Center are working in conjunction with Homicide Survivors, an organization dedicated to the welfare of homicide survivors, and the city of Tucson to establish a Victims’ Memorial Garden.
  • The Yuma Complex contributed blankets, hygiene items, clocks, and surplus denim jackets to the Crossroads Mission in Yuma. The complex is collaborating with Catholic Community Services to help with the construction of a women’s’ shelter. They plan to offer inmate labor to assist with all facets of this project including providing general laborers, construction workers, concrete workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, and tailors.
  • The winning design for the ADC inmate poster contest for the 2004 Victims’ Rights Week was submitted by an inmate from ASPC-Safford. ADC staff, victims and victim service organizations voted for the poster that best represented victims’ rights. More than 20 inmates created posters for the contest.
  • top

Voca Letter


To Search The Justice Solutions Web Site:

Click Here

divide 3

For comments or concerns regarding this web site, please contact:



Copyright © 2011.
Justice Solutions.
All Rights Reserved.

Last Modified:
April 2, 2011

divide 4