Compensation & Assistance
All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.
There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:
OVC-funded Victim Assistance for Massachusetts
Web Site: http://mova.state.ma.us/
You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:
OVC-funded Victim Compensation for Massachusetts
Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/ago/public-safety/resources-for-victims/victims-of-violent-crime/victim-compensation.html
To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.
Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive
list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online
Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location,
type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.
Norfolk County Sheriffs Office
2000 West Street, Dedham, ma, 2026
Agency Type: Corrections
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Robbery, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),
Service Net, Inc
129 King Street, Northhampton, ma, 1060
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Robbery, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Followup Contact, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral), Therapy
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 120108, Boston
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence
Services: Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House
Umass Amherst - Center for Women & Community
180 Infirmary Way, Amherst, MA, ma, 1003
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling,
Cape Cod Center for Women
24 Spring Bars Road, Bldg 3, Unit A, Falmouth, ma, 2540
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Followup Contact, Group Treatment, Personal Advocacy,
Massachusetts State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 264 kb)
The annual state performance report for the Massachusetts compensation program.
Massachusetts State Wide Assistance Report (PDF 233 kb)
The annual state performance report for the Massachusetts assistance program.
CST Forensic Interview Training ( CST FIT)
From 10/15/2019 To
Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse
From 10/28/2019 To
to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional
amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and
case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is
a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready
access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’
rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement
of those rights.
Easy Access - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Data Analysis Tools
OJJDP’s Easy Access is a family of web-based data analysis tools on juvenile justice. Among the data available are statistics on juvenile victimization.
Homicide Trends In The United States
This Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) publication series provides data at the state-level related to homicides,
including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender),
and weapon involvement.
Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
NCVS is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Data from the annual survey reported annually include the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and personal larceny) and household property crimes (i.e., burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other theft) both reported and not reported to police.
The NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool allows users to generate custom reports using data from 1993–present.
State Statistical Analysis Centers
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research
and Statistics Association.
Uniform Crime Reports
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in publications such as—
- Crime in the United States,
- Hate Crime Statistics,
- Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and
- National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
View the OVC bulletin, Eight Benefits of NIBRS to Victim Service Providers, to learn how victim service providers can use NIBRS to gain a better understanding of specific types of victimization, determine disparities between victims known to law enforcement and those receiving victim services, and identify underserved groups of crime victims.
Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
This BJS dynamic data analysis tool allows you to generate trend tables and figures of arrest data since 1980, including national arrest estimates and agency-level counts by offense, age, sex, and race. The data presented in this tool are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
VINELink is the
online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday),
the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims
to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the
custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
The Victim Notification System
(VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United
States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims
of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through
VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or
any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English
and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number
Victims’ Rights Compliance
Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for
United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the
Office of the
Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints
filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim
and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with
one or more of your rights, you may
complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly
and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense
or an offense in the District of Columbia.