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Victim Services:
Testimonies provided by victims and witnesses are an integral part of legal proceedings because they play a key role in determining the outcome of cases and the prosecution of offenders. In certain cases, those who testify express concern regarding their safety and well being after agreeing to, or participating in, a criminal proceeding.
These concerns are valid. That is why it is important to understand victim’s rights. Victims and witnesses are protected under the New Mexico constitution and statute. If a victim or witness receives threats of any sort, he/she should immediately contact the law enforcement agency investigating the case, the District Attorney’s Office Victim Advocacy Division, or in emergency situations, dial 911. Attempted bribery, intimidation, threats, or harassment should be reported and documented as soon as possible so immediate action can be taken.
   
About Victim Advocates
Every District Attorney’s office in the State of New Mexico has a District Attorney Victim-Witness specialist, or Advocate.  The Victim Advocate provides crime victims with information about the court system, notification of court hearings and offender release. The advocate often assists with Crime Victims Reparation Commission applications, provides information to crime victims regarding case status, and may accompany a crime victim to court. They provide referrals to agencies and organizations that can also help the victim get through the ordeal of being a crime victim. They also provide the prosecutors with direct trial support services.

 

Related Links and Resources
   

Crime Victims’ Reparation Commission
www.cvrc.state.nm.us
(505) 841-9432
(800) 306-6262

 
   
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.nmcadv.org
(505) 246-9240
(800) 799-7233

New Mexico Department of Corrections
corrections.state.nm.us/victim/intro.html
Victim Services Coordinator - Francine Garcia
(505) 827-8848
(877) VICTIM4
   
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org/nm
(505) 255-2955
(800) 522-6233

New Mexico Grief Services
omi.unm.edu/grief/grief.aspx
Office of the Medical Investigator
(505) 925-9501
(800) 432-5239

   

United Way 2-1-1
Information and Referral Service
www.uwcnm.org/find_help/211.html

Survivors of Homicide
www.nmsoh.org
(877) 700-8500

   
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
www.swcp.com/nmcsap/about.html
(505) 883-8020
(888) 883-8020

New Mexico Victim Rights Project
DWI Resource Center

www.nm-victimrights.org
(505) 881-1084
email: dwicenter@flash.net

   
Victim Rights Information
   
Victims of Crime Act    
Victim Rights in Constitution    

 

Contact AODA:
Phone: (505)827-3789
Email: info@da.state.nm.us
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