Programs: Victim Assistance

VICTIM ASSISTANCE
 

The Victim Assistance Staff, also referred to as Victim Advocates offer a secure, comfortable, supportive environment where victims, witnesses and their families are introduced to the extensive services available to them through the District Attorney’s Office. Victim’s also receive information about their rights in the criminal justice system and are afforded an opportunity to provide information important to the prosecution of the case. 


Having been the lead Attorney for the New Mexico Victim’s Rights Project for two years, District Attorney Barbara Romo is committed to providing legal representation to crime victims and also provides training and assistance to prosecutors, law enforcement and other agencies who assist victims of crime. D.A. Romo worked with legislators to establish the first laws protecting the rights of victim’s, and continues to work to protect the most vulnerable including but not limited to the elderly, children and the disabled. 


The 13th Judicial District has also just begun working with Assistance Dogs of the West with the goal of placing one Courthouse Dog in each of the three district offices to specifically work with crime victims, primarily children, in order to help foster an environment of safety and to ease the stress felt by victims in the court system.  

 

Victim’s Rights Notification
Crime victims in the State of New Mexico have a Constitutional right to be notified of court proceedings. Register with the NM SAVIN (New Mexico Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification System) and receive automated court notifications via telephone, e-mail or text. Please be advised that victims of violent crimes who wish to receive written notification of court proceedings, New Mexico Adult Parole Board hearings and New Mexico Corrections Department inmate releases, must register and subsequently update contact information directly with the prosecuting District Attorney’s Office. Registration through VINE and/or NMSAVIN does not automatically register you to receive written notifications from the District Attorney’s office.

Cibola County Office:

Deeava Curtright
DCurtrights@da.state.nm.us
505-285-4627

 

Sandoval County Office:

Chasity Conte
CConte@da.state.nm.us
505-771-7400

Don Moore

505-771-7400

 

Valencia County Office:
Janet Barela
JBarela@da.state.nm.us
505-861-0311

Alma Prieto

APrietor@da.state.nm.us

505-771-7402

Victim Advocates 

“I met District Attorney Barbara Romo when I was 16 years old and started a court process for a sexual abuse trial. She fought tooth and nail for me and my sister. When we received a hung jury she never gave up. We proceeded with a second trial that ended with a guilty verdict. It was a painful seven-year process but she never gave up and was always there for me and my sister.”  – Tatiana S.

Victim's Services Information

 

CIBOLA COUNTY

Roberta’s Place

24/7 Crises Line 505-287-7724

Phone: 505-287-7200 / Fax: 505-287-7205

www.robertasplace.net

Roberta’s Place does not charge for any services provided to victims and their children which include transportation for medical treatments, counseling, shopping, emergency shelter etc. Roberta’s place is located in Grant, New Mexico and serves the whole of Cibola County including the Laguna, Acoma and Ramah Native American Reservations.

 

Grants Medical/Behavioral Health

1040 Sakelares Boulevard, Grants, NM 87020

Phone: 505-876-1890 / Fax 505-876-1886

www.pmsnm.org/locations/western-new-mexico-medical-group---grants

 

Rasmussen Counseling

310 W. High St.

Phone: 505-433-5860 / Fax: 505-433-5864

Betharmstead@msn.com

evahazlettdavidson@gmail.com

 

ORDERS OF PROTECTION

To obtain an Order of Protection in Cibola County

www.thirteenthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/domestic-violence-cibola/

 

SANDOVAL COUNTY

Haven House

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 1-800 -526-7157

Local Number 505-896-4869

www.havenhouseinc.org

Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for Sandoval County, population 137, 608

Services include: Emergency shelter, case management, support groups, Life-Skills classes, legal advocacy, referrals to job opportunities, housing and other supportive services, therapeutic counseling for both women and their children and children's programs.

- Assistance with temporary restraining orders (TPOs)

- Information about navigating the court system

- Accompanying Survivors to court hearings

- Referrals to legal assistance; i.e., Legal Aid, Attorneys, etc.

 

ORDERS OF PROTECTION

To obtain an order of Protection in Sandoval County

www.thirteenthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/domestic-violence-sandoval/

 

VALENCIA COUNTY

Valencia County Shelter Services

www.vssnm.org

VSS provides confidential services and, most importantly, hope to individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.  VSS' staff and volunteers are there to help.

Valencia Shelter Services is an advocacy organization providing comprehensive services in a trauma informed environment to individuals and families in crisis in Valencia County, NM.
Wrapping families in services and safety is their highest priority.  VSS provides individuals and families the opportunity to heal in a safe environment with our highly trained staff and client-centered approach.


VSSNM serves all of Valencia County residents and beyond. Often, we clients fleeing abuse go to VSSNM from other counties, states, and sometimes countries. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse knows no boundaries of race, age, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, ability, or any other characteristic that defines us. You can learn more about VSSNM's domestic violence services, sexual assault program, and child advocacy services by contacting them at 505-565-3100.

 

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 505-864-1383

Central New Mexico Counseling Services

www.centralnmcounseling.net

475 Courthouse Road SE, Ste A

Los Lunas, NM 87031

 

ORDERS OF PROTECTION

www.thirteenthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/domestic-violence-valencia/

 

 

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

New Mexico Victim Services

www.nmag.gov/victim-services.aspx

Crime Victims Reparation Commission

www.cvrc.state.nm.us

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.

www.nmcsap.org

Albuquerque SANE Collaborative

www.abqsane.org

New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)

www.nmag.gov/ICAC-Task-Force.aspx

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico

www.rapecrisiscnm.org

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

www.dps.nm.gov/public-information/sex-offender-registry

New Mexico Grief Services Program

www.hsc.unm.edu/omi/services/

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.nmcadv.org

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line

www.nmcrisisline.com

1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

Toll Free 24/7/365

Children’s Grief Center

www.childrensgrief.org

LGBTQ Resource Center

www.lgbtqrc.unm.edu

Transgender Resource Center

www.tgrcnm.org

Adult Protective Services

www.nmaging.state.nm.us/adult_protectiveservices.aspx

NM Survivors of Homicide

www.nmsoh.org

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving

www.madd.org

ALIANZA-National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

www.alianzaofnewmexico.org

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

New Mexico Vine (Victim Information and Notification)

www.vinelink.com/classic/#/home/site/32000

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