Mentor Court Information


Thank you for your interest in Tucson City Court’s Domestic Violence Mentor Court Program. A Domestic Violence Court is designed to increase family safety; improve access to services for DV survivors; to facilitate and emphasize a coordinated community response; and to hold offenders accountable and help them achieve lasting change. To that end, and with technical assistance from the Office of Violence Against Women, and the Center for Justice Innovation, we have developed many policies and procedures that we can share:


- Initial Appearance procedures and forms

- DV Arraignments procedures and forms

- DV plea proceedings, forms and protocols

- DV probation review hearings: unsupervised, monitored and supervised probation cases, forms, protocols and procedures

- Judge and DV Court Coordinator – training and discussion about the projects

- Independent Victim advocates and Victim Services Agency - roles, procedures, practices

- Prosecutors - roles, procedures, practices

- Public Defenders - roles, procedures, practices

- Adult Probation officers - roles, procedures, practices ; protocols on DV treatment program approval.

- DV Treatment Providers - roles, procedures, practices

- Firearms transfers, CCR, procedures and forms.

In addition to the operation of DV Court, we also have conducted extensive outreach, training and cross-training in order to improve Court and victim services to the Deaf community - an underserved population.

We are able to consult on this project, offer trainings and procedures we have developed, including language access ideas, training on culture for all the partners, including our police department, and provide access to our project through our partners Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse and Community Outreach Program for the Deaf.

We are able to send members of our project to your community to train and consult, we are able to host you here at City Court or we can simply conduct phone call or video meetings with you on your specific topic of interest.

We also have forms we can share.

Please let us know what you are interested in and we are happy to help!

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Useful Information

Tucson DV Court Fact Sheet(PDF, 530KB)

Center for Justice Innovation



DV Mentor Court Grant 2017(PDF, 48KB)

TCC share Expertise with other Courts(PDF, 64KB)

Tucson City Court hosts nation mentor court open house 2019(PDF, 81KB)

Tucson City Court Offers Grant Funded Mentorships for Courts Handling 2018.pdf(PDF, 48KB)

Mentor Court 2023 Press Release.pdf(PDF, 56KB)


Mentor Court Projects

Scottsdale Visit(PDF, 99KB)

Mentor Court All Site Visit(PDF, 34KB)

NY Enhancement picture.pdf(PDF, 2MB)


This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-23-GK-00754-ICJR awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program / exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”