• A Message from the Executive Director

    Welcome to the website for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance! This website should serve as a significant resource to enhance our efforts to communicate the importance of victim rights and services across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

    The victim rights movement is consistently evolving, and this requires us to steadily develop with the changing nature of crime victimization and the challenges impacting survivors and their families. Whether you are a survivor, service provider, advocate, clinician, policy maker, or government official we must utilize one another within our community and allow our diverse experiences to strengthen us as a whole. It is essential that we use this website and each medium available to communicate shared best practices and opportunities to enhance supports for those we serve.  We are one community, with one mission, striving towards one future: a future where survivors of crime are empowered, have consistent access to rights and equitable services, and effective laws that hold offenders accountable.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA). I hope that you find the information on our site valuable and informative. We welcome your suggestions and feedback as we continue to develop our website and social media presence. Please feel to contact us if we can assist you in serving those impacted by crime. Together, we will promote positive change for victims and survivors throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    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.