Victim’s Assistance

Our Legal Aid for Victims of Crimes in New Mexico

Speak With a Victim Advocate
Victim Assistance Line (575) 647-8553
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We Provide General Information Regarding the Criminal Justice System

Many crime victims find the criminal justice system a frightening and intimidating process. If you are impacted by a crime or a victim of crime, the Victim Assistance Division is here to help provide information, assistance, and support during this difficult time. Our advocates are available to help you understand how the system works because many victims find themselves alone, helpless, and without resources.

  • Whenever you must appear in court, a victim advocate will keep in contact with you and be available to accompany you.
  • There are many social service agencies that can help in the aftermath of a crime; our victim advocates can help you with all contact information.

Aid in Preparing an Application Through the Crime Victim Compensation Fund

Crime Victim Compensation is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with expenses that might occur as a result of a crime. The victim advocates can help you understand the requirements that must be met to be eligible for the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. If you meet the basic requirements, our office will assist you in preparing the application to the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission.
*Please note: Submission of an application does not guarantee payment.

NM SAVIN New Mexico Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification

New Mexico Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification (NM SAVIN) is a FREE service that provides crime victims, their families, and any other interested persons with court hearing notification on criminal cases being handled by the New Mexico District Attorneys’ Offices.

Upon registration for SAVIN, notification for upcoming court events for the criminal case for which you registered for will be sent to you. As an example: Notice of Arraignment, Jury Trial, Bench Trial, and Sentencing Hearing. Other notifications include the status of the case and changes to a scheduled court event. A detailed description of all notifications can be found under the NMSAVIN&nbspwebsite.


Victims have the right to know, VINE is an automated service that allows you to track the custody status of offenders or court status by phone or internet. By registering, you will be notified if an offender is released, transferred or escapes. You can register to be notified by phone, text or email. VINE is a confidential service, operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information:

Victims Assistance