A Message from the Executive Director
Welcome to the new and improved website for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. We are continuing to improve ways to communicate important information about rights and services for victims and survivors, and important news in victim services statewide and nationally. From individual victim advocacy, community education and professional training to legislative policy-setting, funding and program management, we are committed to ensuring that victims and survivors have the supports, services and rights they need and deserve. In addition, our work’s effectiveness requires meaningful partnerships with a wide array of public and private agencies and organizations — these collaborations enable a stronger and more informed network of support for victims and survivors. We value our ability to learn from others and share knowledge and resources; our hope is that this website serves as a significant resource for you. As we continue to refine and improve this website to meet ever-evolving needs, we welcome your suggestions for improving our services and resources. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we are doing.
Who We Are
The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) was established in 1984 with the enactment of the Commonwealth's first Victim Bill of Rights. Its purpose is to advocate for and assist victims of crime. MOVA's activities are governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board, chaired by the Attorney General.
What We Do
MOVA works with crime victims and the agencies that serve them, through:
- Victim Services Programs
- Funding & Grant Opportunities
- Legislative and Policy Work
- Training & Outreach
One Ashburton Place, Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 586-1340
Fax: (617) 586-1341