Victim Services

Joe Sullivan

Manager of Victim Services

Joe Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a native from Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona. He graduated in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor degree in Sociology. After college, Joe spent some time working at the Pima County Justice Courts within their security department. While at the Justice Courts, he became aware of the services offered by the Victim Services Division in the Pima County Attorney‘s Office and soon after became with them. While employed with the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Joe worked with victims of various crime types on the scene as well as assisting victims through the criminal justice system. He carried a caseload that had a variety of crime types, including vehicular and drunk driving related crashes.

Email:Joe.Sullivan@madd.org

Phone:520-322-5253 ext. 6456

Evelyn Espinoza

Victim Services Specialist

Evelyn Espinoza

Hello, my name is Evelyn Espinoza, I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish for the Professions. For the past 5 years, I have worked with youth dealing with mental and behavioral health issues, which has driven my passion of being a helping hand to those going through the system. On my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading and watching a good tv show with family. I am very excited to join the MADD team and continue being a helping hand! 

Email:Evelyn.Espinoza@madd.org

Phone:602-240-6500 ext. 6455

Rebecca Sustayta

Victim Services Specialist

Rebecca Sustayta

I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer, serving in the beautiful country of Botswana! Although I didn’t get to finish my service due to covid, I absolutely loved my time there and look forward to eventually visiting again. Working in nonprofits over the last 6 years has given me so much compassion for the world around me and I’m honored to be a part of an organization that fights 110% forward for their community. I just moved back to Phoenix from California and though I’m still getting acclimated to this heat, I can’t wait to eat my way through this city and find all the hidden gems of Arizona! In my spare time I volunteer as a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line, which I feel has really equipped me with the skills to strive to be the best support I can for victims and survivors alike. If I’m not traveling and exploring new places, you can likely catch me discovering new music, hanging with friends, being active or enjoying all the delicious cuisine the world has to offer! I’m so excited to be here and I can’t wait to get to know everyone apart of this amazing team!

Clarissa Meda

Victim Services Specialist

Clarissa Meda

Hello, my name is Clarissa Meda, and I am from San Luis, AZ which is within Yuma County. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with my master’s in forensic psychology. For the past five years, I worked with Tucson PD as a Community Service Officer, where my passion for helping individuals who have experience a traumatic event grew even stronger and decided to make the change and more directly with victims. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling whenever possible. I also love dogs and gardening as well as spending time in the outdoors. I am very excited to join the MADD Team!

A person’s life is forever changed following a drunk or drugged driving crash. Many victims and survivors are left not knowing what to do or where to turn. MADD Victim Services is here to help those following the aftermath of a crash at no cost to the victim.

Victim Services Provided at No Charge – we strive to provide as many services as possible to victims of drugged and drunk driving crashes. Listed below are some examples of services that MADD may be able to provide, the actual services provided will be based on availability.

  • Offer emotional support to those impacted by phone, in person, or via email
  • Provide a wide selection of free brochures and literature, available in both English and Spanish, related to the aftermath of the crash
  • Provide information, education, and assistance in understanding the various laws related to drunk and drugged driving in your area
  • Education on the criminal justice process and court proceedings
  • Assistance with preparation of a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender
  • Depending on availability, sometimes MADD can provide accompaniment to court, or if you are unable to attend, keep you informed of the legal proceedings
  • Assist victims in understanding their rights as a victim and completing an application for Crime Victims Compensation
  • Assist in preparing statements for parole hearings or probation hearings
  • Referrals to local community resources including, but not limited to, support groups, crisis professional counselors, and civil attorneys

To be put in touch with a MADD Victim Advocate in your area, or if you need to speak with someone immediately, call MADD’s Victim Survivor Helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).