MOVA is an independent state agency created by the Massachusetts legislature in 1984 to advocate for and assist victims of crime.

MOVA provides emergency services and referrals to victims of crime ( MOVA Help Directory), and oversees SAFEPLAN, a program which places specially trained and certified advocates in many Massachusetts district and probate courts to offer advocacy and support services to victims of domestic violence who are seek protection through the court system.

MOVA is governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board (VWAB), which is chaired by Attorney General Martha Coakley. The other four Board members include two district attorneys and two crime victims. They work with MOVA's staff to oversee MOVA's operations and set policy for crime victim issues in the Commonwealth.


One Ashburton Place, Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 586-1340
Fax: (617) 586-1341