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Programs: 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 also has a Court Dog as a member of our team. Cowboy was trained through Assistance Dogs of the West and works with victims especially (though not exclusively children) 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


Sandoval County Office:

Judith Plont

Don Moore



Valencia County Office:
Lacey Jay Cheney, CA

Alma Prieto


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



Roberta’s Place

24/7 Crises Line 505-287-7724

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

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


Rasmussen Counseling

310 W. High St.

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



To obtain an Order of Protection in Cibola County



Haven House

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 1-800 -526-7157

Local Number 505-896-4869

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.



To obtain an order of Protection in Sandoval County



Valencia County Shelter Services

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

475 Courthouse Road SE, Ste A

Los Lunas, NM 87031






New Mexico Victim Services

Crime Victims Reparation Commission

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.

Albuquerque SANE Collaborative

New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

New Mexico Grief Services Program

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line

1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

Toll Free 24/7/365

Children’s Grief Center

LGBTQ Resource Center

Transgender Resource Center

Adult Protective Services

NM Survivors of Homicide

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving

ALIANZA-National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

National Center for Victims of Crime

New Mexico Vine (Victim Information and Notification)

Victim Connect Resource Center

National Center for Victims of Crime

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