Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)

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.

COVID-19 Update

On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency and announced new precautionary measures for employees to follow in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). MOVA is implementing these suggested measures while working to ensure the continuity of operations. Please continue to communicate with MOVA staff via email and phone. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

If you or someone you know is quarantining in a home where they do not feel safe, help is available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is offering assistance and safety planning 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 for live support. If you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto to chat online.

If you are looking for local resources and services during the COVID-19 outbreak, click here for our AskMOVA site.

Safety planning during COVID-19


To be kept informed about updates from MOVA, please join our email distribution list by sending your name and email address to and asking to be added to the general listserv. We never share contact information. 

Contact Us


Boston Office
1 Ashburton Place, Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02108
Northampton Office
403 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060


Boston Office (617) 586-1340
Northampton Office (413) 387-4300

MOVA is unable to provide walk-in assistance. Please contact us via phone or email to schedule an appointment at our Boston or Northampton office.

Connecting crime victims, survivors and witnesses to FREE high quality local services.


Boston Office (617) 586-1341

Who we serve

MOVA serves all crime victims, witnesses, their family members and direct victim service providers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.