• A Message from the Executive Director

    Welcome to the new website for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance!  We are continuing to enhance the ways in which we communicate with victims, survivors, service providers and policy makers about the importance of victim rights and services in our communities and across the Commonwealth.  This website and our social media should serve as one significant resource for you and your community.

    As we enter the 30th year of the Victim Bill of Rights, we will continue to build upon the foundation of MOVA’s established history as an effective partner in the Victim Rights Movement in Massachusetts.  We will continue to work together with the exceptional victim service providers in communities across Massachusetts to ensure victims have consistent access to their rights and equitable services that meet their needs.  MOVA will continue to engage in a dialogue with victims and survivors on how we can serve them better and offer effective platforms from which they can use their own voices to impact meaningful change.  It is through these efforts and collaborations that the Victim Rights Movement has come thus far and they will continue to propel us forward.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn about MOVA and the important work being done on behalf of crime victims in Massachusetts.  We welcome your thoughts and suggestions as we develop this site and please feel to contact us if we can assist you in serving those impacted by crime.

    Liam T. Lowney
    Executive Director, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

  • Who We Are

    The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) was established in 1984 with the enactment of the Commonwealth's first Victim Bill of Rights. Its purpose is to advocate for and assist victims of crime. MOVA's activities are governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board, chaired by the Attorney General.

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) is to empower all crime victims and witnesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MOVA strives to ensure access to equitable services, across the Commonwealth, which meet the unique needs of those impacted by crime through survivor-informed policy development, fund administration, training, and individual assistance.

  • What We Do

    MOVA works with crime victims and the agencies that serve them, through:

  • Employment Opportunities

    For current employment opportunities, please visit The Commonwealth Employment (CEO) website.