Many resources exist for those who potentially need legal help.


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Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) 
(617) 399-6720 
Provide sexual assault victims with free legal help 
victimrights.org

Great Boston Legal Services 
(617) 371-1234 
Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people. Services range from legal advice to full case representation. 
gbls.org

Casa Myrna Vasquez Legal Helpline 
(617) 521-0146 

Provides full representation for victims of domestic violence in Probate and Family Court matters. 
casamyrna.org

It Happened to Alexa Foundation 
(877) 772-5392 or (716) 754-9105 
Established in 2003, this foundation assists rape victims and families with travel and lodging expenses during the litigation process of criminal trials. 
ithappenedtoalexa.org

Victim Witness Assistance Program 
(617) 619-4000 
Provides information, support, and assistance to crime victims, including victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, child, disabled, and elderly victims, and survivors of homicide. 
justice.gov/usao/ma/vwa.html

Victim Law 
A comprehensive on-line user-friendly database of state, federal, and tribal victims' rights, laws, and protections, including more than 15,000 victims' rights statutes (state and federal), tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, and administrative code provisions. 
victimlaw.org

MassLegalHelp 
Provides information on resources on legal issues including domestic violence, obtaining a restraining order, child support, immigration rights to advocates and victims of violence. Online assistance with finding free legal aid. 
masslegalhelp.org

Victim Compensation Applications 
Victims of violent crimes, dependents and family members of homicide victims, and any person who is responsible for funeral expenses of a homicide victim in the State of Massachusetts may be eligible for compensation for certain expenses.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements and download the application in both English and Spanish via Mass.gov:

These programs help batterers understand the negative impact of their abuse on their victims and children. Batterers are taught about non-abusive behavior and are encouraged to treat their partners with respect. 

For more information, visit the MA Dept of Public Health

Center for Restorative Justice - Suffolk University, Boston, MA 
The Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University is a community-engaged academic center committed to the promotion of restorative justice practices, principles, and values in New England. 
suffolk.edu/college/centers/14521.php