Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
MOVA upholds and advances the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing outreach and education, policy advocacy, policy and program development, legislative advocacy, grants management, and service referrals.
Office for Victims of Crimes, U.S. Department of Justice.
A resource put out by the United States Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crimes. The OVC also administers the Crime Victims Fund providing funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States.
Victim assistance, Mass.gov.
From referrals to court advocacy and more, learn how Massachusetts can help you or your family members if you're a victim of a crime.
MGL c.6, § 178A Right of victim of crime, witness or family member of homicide victim to obtain criminal offender record information of person accused or convicted; disclosure of other information by criminal justice agencies
MGL c.10, § 66 Victims of drunk driving fund
MGL c.12, § 11K Crime victim compensation division
MGL c.233, § 20 Competency of witnesses; husband and wife; criminal defendant; parent and child
MGL c.258B Rights of victims and witnesses of crime
MGL c.258C Victim compensation
MGL c.263A Witness protection
MGL c.268, § 13B Intimidation of witness, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings
The aftermath of crime guidebook, Mass. Office of Victim Assistance.
This guide covers: Trauma and the Healing Process, Seeking Justice through the Criminal Justice System, Victims and the Prosecution Process, Post Disposition Services for Victims, Financial Remedies for Victims of Crimes, and information for advocates.
CLAVC: Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime
Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crimes helps people find free legal aid and public benefits assistance in the aftermath of a crime.
Massachusetts guide to evidence: Article VI witnesses, Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law.
“The purpose of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence is to make the law of evidence more accessible and understandable to the bench, bar, and public.”
Massachusetts victims of violent crime compensation, Mass. Attorney General.
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 Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Representing victims of human trafficking in Massachusetts: a guide for attorneys, Rachel Bier, James Bor-Zale, Elizabeth Mooney, and Stephanie Neely of Wilmerhale and Betsy Byra and Julie Dahlstrom of Boston University School of Law Immigrants' Rights and Human Trafficking Program, 2020.
Victim Rights Law Center
The Victim Rights Law Center provides free legal services for sexual assault victims.
Victim-witness advocate reference manual, Mass. District Attorneys Ass'n., 2010.
"Victim-witness advocates are professionals trained to support crime victims and witnesses." This guide provides everything an advocate might need to know.
The child’s voice, MCLE, 2018.
Crime victim's guide to justice, Sphinx, 2008.
Presenting lay and expert witnesses, MCLE, 2022.
Special witnesses at criminal trials, MCLE, 2009.
Witness preparation in criminal trials, MCLE, 2014.
Contact for Massachusetts law about victims and witnesses of crimes
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