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Criminal Legal Based Advocacy

MOVA supports free services throughout Massachusetts to help victims and survivors of crime. These services provide a range of options to support an individual’s needs.

Below you can find help from post-conviction agencies, district attorney offices, and the Attorney General's Office in Massachusetts. If it is an emergency call 911.


If you, a family member, or a loved one has been the victim of a violent crime, you can fill out an application with the Victim Compensation and Assistance Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. They are able to provide financial assistance to eligible victims of violent crime for uninsured medical and dental care, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, and income lost due to the inability to work.
www.mass.gov/massachusetts-victims-of-violent-crime-compensation
617-727-2200 x2160

If you are a Deaf or Hard of Hearing victim of crime, help is available.
-The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) provides services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims of crime.
617-740-1600
TTY 617-740-1700
VP 617-326-7546
Contact MCDHH online at mass.gov/mcdhh
-The National Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, and referrals for Deaf survivors.
855-812-1001
hotline@adwas.org
Chat online at thedeafhotline.org

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