Arizona Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services (OVS)
Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a Master’s of Educational Psychology in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. Amy began her work in victim services in 2001 with Cochise County Juvenile Court Services as the Victims’ Rights Program Coordinator working with the victims of juvenile offenders. In 2004 she joined OVS as a Lead Advocate supervising the Tucson OVS and carrying a case load of trial, appeal and death penalty cases. She moved into her current role in 2011 and as the Advocate Program Manager she supervises advocates and staff, works on policy and legislative development, and oversees the Volunteer Intern Program. She manages OVS grant applications and reports to ensure continued funding and program development. In 2017 Amy was awarded the Attorney General’s Michael C. Cudahy Award for Mentoring. Amy serves as a resource for victim service providers in southern Arizona assisting agencies such as the Board of Executive Clemency, the Department of Child Safety and the Arizona Supreme Court’s Commission on Victims in the Courts Restitution Committee. She has taught classes and trainings, and conducted presentations on Victims’ Rights, victimology, and volunteer program management for the Arizona Victim Assistance Academy, the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. Amy is the Chair of the Arizona Coalition for Victim Services (ACVS) and also serves as a Pima County Victim Compensation Board member.