Safety Assistance For Every Person Leaving Abuse Now
SAFEPLAN is MOVA’s statewide court-based program that provides specially trained advocates to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are seeking protection from abuse. SAFEPLAN currently serves 53 district and probate courts throughout the state. SAFEPLAN Advocates are employed by 15 local community-based domestic violence and sexual assault agencies in the following counties:
|Berkshire||Elizabeth Freeman Center|
|Hampshire||YWCA of Western MA|
The Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA)
At this time, we are working toward transitioning the 2021 MVAA to a virtual experience. More information pertaining to the academy will be added here in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Victim Rights Month (VRM)
MOVA will host a month-long celebration of victim rights and services in Massachusetts throughout April. Over the course of the month, we will offer virtual training opportunities, honor last year's Victim Rights Award recipients, and recognize advocates who are celebrating anniversaries of providing direct services.
Last year's Victim Rights Award recipients will be honored throughout the month of April on our social media outlets. Follow @massmova on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join us in commemorating the 2020 award recipients.
Congratulations to the 2020 Victim Rights Month award recipients.
Gerard D. Downing Leadership Award
Courtney Cahill, Bristol County District Attorney's Office
Legislator of the Year Award
Representative Marjorie Decker, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Public Policy Advocacy Award
Corrinna Martin, Mothers of Victim Equality
Future Leaders Award
Lauren Souza, Fitchburg State University
Access to Justice Award
Every Voice Coalition
Elizabeth Speakman, City of Cambridge and
Louis D. Brown and the City of Boston
Advocate of the Year
Tina Simmons, Hampden County District Attorney's Office and
Josephine Powell, Elizabeth Freeman Center
Corporate Leadership Award
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
Special Recognition Award
Audrey Morrissey, My Life My Choice
Upcoming Training Opportunities
MOVA hosts a variety of training opportunities via Zoom throughout the year.
- Click here to learn more about upcoming virtual training and events in March.
For information pertaining to Victim Rights Month events, visit the "Victim Rights Month (VRM)" tab in the table of contents on this web page.
Please note that registration is required for all trainings and events, and you must register for each event you'd like to attend.
If you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation for any of our virtual convenings, please contact MOVA at MOVA@mass.gov.