Victim of Crime Act – Victim Advocacy Program
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) currently receives funding from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program. The purpose and mission of the Crime Victims Reparation Act states that the purpose of this program “is to protect the citizens of New Mexico from the impact of crime and to promote a stronger criminal justice system through the encouragement of all citizens to cooperate with law enforcement efforts.” Through the use of victim advocates, referral services are provided to partnering agencies that respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims. These services assist victims of crime in the stabilization of their lives after victimization as well as assist victims in the understanding and navigation of the criminal justice system. These strategies in turn provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security, aiding in their recovery.
In an ongoing effort to make New Mexico safer, the NMDPS and NMSP are committed to collaborating with the CVRC to ensure that victims of crime receive the assistance that they need. Currently, the NMSP has implemented a crime victim assistance program through the use of this funding for this purpose.
To apply please contact the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission at www.cvrc.state.nm.us.
GRANT MANAGER: Adele Lucero
Phone: (505) 827-9117