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CONTACT INFORMATION

The Victim Assistant can be contacted at (505) 663-3511 or at (505) 709-8135. In an emergency, please call 911. The Victim Assistant generally works 6 hours per day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, dependent on client needs.


VICTIM ASSISTANCE

The Los Alamos Police Department Victim Assistance Program was established in 2015 through the funding of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) and VOCA (Victims’ of Crime Act) Grants, in partnership with the New Mexico Crime Victim Reparations Commission. The program position was created as a contract and was later integrated into the Police Department as a county employee. The Victim Assistant of Los Alamos County is different than other police-based programs in that victims can receive free services without having filed a police report with law enforcement. The Victim Assistant provides crisis intervention and follow-up services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, assault, battery, harassment and related issues.

The duties of the Los Alamos Police Department Victim Assistant are to provide community resources as needed, to include the following:

  • Collaboration with local and neighboring agencies
  • Legal Process
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Treatment Programs
  • Education Programs & Financial Aid
  • Assistance with Protection Orders: understanding and filing
  • Attend court proceedings for support and follow-up
  • As requested, and when safe to do so, on-scene assistance
  • Financial assistance through the New Mexico Crime Victim’s Reparation Commission

VICTIM NOTIFICATION

For offender status or release information please visit Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE). https://www.vinelink.com/#/home/site/32000

For crime victims, families of victims, or witnesses of crime wanting case status and hearing notifications please visit Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN). http://nmsavin.com/index.php

If the offender is in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, victims will need to register separately with the Department of Homeland Security's ICE Victim Notification Program (DHS-VINE). https://vinelink.dhs.gov/

If assistance is needed, the Victim Assistant can be contacted at (505) 663-3511 or at (505) 709-8135. For immediate assistance with emotional crisis, mental health, or substance use concerns, the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline and can be accessed for support. 


USEFUL WEBSITES

New Mexico Crime Victim’s Reparation Commission 

https://www.cvrc.state.nm.us/# 

Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) 

https://www.vinelink.com/#/home/site/32000

Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN)

http://nmsavin.com/index.php

Victim Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (VOICE)

www.ice.gov/voice

DHS-VINE 

https://vinelink.dhs.gov/

Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime 

www.ovc.gov

Other toll-free hotlines (domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide prevention)

www.ovc.gov/help/tollfree.html

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer to Peer Warmline

http://www.nmcrisisline.com/

National Crime Rights Victim Week Community Walk and Resource Fair https://losalamosnm.hosted.civiclive.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=6435810&pageId=17530342
www.ovc.gov