We bridge the gaps in resources available to violent crime victims.
For every person taken by violence, there are at least 10 others left behind to deal with the aftermath. We can help them bridge the gaps in victim services.
Groups are one of the stepping stones to help you cross the bridge from vulnerability to positive resolution.
We will help you navigate through the complicated criminal justice system.
Call us now. We are here to help: 505-243-2222 or toll free 855-430-2232.

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Our mission is to bridge the gaps in the availability of information and resources that impede and discourage victims/families trying to deal with the aftermath of violent death, undetermined deaths, & attempted homicides. We do this by providing steppings stones for victims to move from a place of vulnerability to a place of positive resolution.

The stepping stones we provide are:

Availability/Support

We will be there in person, by telephone, and on-line to actively listen, evaluate needs and offer support. Our office is a convenient, professional, and pleasant setting in which to meet with families and others needing information and guidance. We also connect those left behind with others who also have lost loved-ones to violent death and have come to a place where they can support and comfort others. Such connections are extremely important in promoting the process of healing.

Information/Referral

We aid families in dealing with the complexities of the criminal-justice process. We explain the process of obtaining police reports, gaining access to data, and making contact with case detectives and case workers. We’re a resource to families in cases where no suspect has been identified and thus they have no court advocate. We help form questions and make an effective complaint (if necessary). We know what additional services are needed and available, and exchange referrals with community organizations to meet the needs of our victims and their families.

Advocacy

We provide experienced and trained advocacy to and for the victims/families with appropriate agencies, a presence at police stations, court hearings and other structured meetings when a professional presence may be helpful, assistance in filing for victim compensation, assistance with enforcing and obtaining victim rights as set forth in NM Victim Rights Act.

Education

We educate first responders, law-makers, employers, schools, and the general community about the unique effects of violent death and attempted homicide. Being a resource for accurate and well-researched information can assist in decision making for individuals, communities and law-makers.

We provide Spanish-speaking peer support / Proveemos de habla española el apoyo entre pares.

Victim services are free. We're here to help. You can also help. >>> make a donation