Overview

Violent crime impacts people in a variety of ways. You may need help:

  • Because you are having trouble sleeping.
  • Because you can’t concentrate and are struggling at school or work.
  • Getting a restraining order.
  • Arranging transportation to court.
  • Adding security measures to your apartment.
  • Getting answers about the offender, the criminal process, or your rights as a crime victim.
  • Finding housing or shelter.

Many aspects of your life may change after you experience a violent crime. This does not mean your life will be harmed forever. Recovery and healing are possible.

MOVA supports free services to help crime victims in communities throughout Massachusetts. We use a variety of funding sources to support services including Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP), grants administered by the federal Office for Victim Assistance (OVC). Combined with other state funding streams, MOVA works to ensure services are available to meet the unique needs of crime victims. If you, or someone you know, have been a victim of violent crime, including sexual assault, child abuse, homicide, domestic violence, or the Marathon bombings, help is available.

To locate free services near you, use our Find Help Near You service or call MOVA Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM at (844)-878-MOVA (6682).