Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA)

MOVA is an independent state agency governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board. MOVA strives to advance victim rights by ensuring all victims and survivors of crime across the Commonwealth are supported and empowered through access to high-quality services that are trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and reflective of diverse communities. MOVA achieves this through survivor-informed work, advocacy for enhanced victim rights and services, partnerships with agencies and individuals, and a commitment to providing funding and services for underserved and marginalized communities.

Information for service providers, victims, survivors, and community members

MOVA Updates

2021-2024 Strategic Plan

We are pleased to announce the implementation of MOVA's 2021-2024 strategic plan. It is our intent that this plan will guide us in a more proactive and comprehensive approach toward advancing victim rights and better meeting the needs of victims and survivors across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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 1310, Boston, MA 02108
Northampton Office
403 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060


Boston office voicemail (617) 586-1340

MOVA is currently working remotely. We will return your voicemail upon receiving it.

Northampton office voicemail (413) 387-4300

MOVA is unable to provide walk-in assistance.

AskMOVA voicemail (844) 878-MOVA (6682)

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Boston Office (617) 586-1341

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