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-- Robert F. Kennedy


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The New Mexico Victims' Rights Project is dedicated to providing education and enforcement of crime victims' constitutional rights. The Project is available to assist all victims of violent crime.

The goal of the Victims' Rights Project is to help victims meet their legal, financial and emotional needs through: pro bono legal counsel; assistance in information and case tracking; representation at court hearings; assistance in creating victim impact statements and filing for restitution; and facilitating contact with support groups and other victim resources.

If you have been the victim of crime, find out how we can help you.

Know your rights!  Read the Law.

NM Constitution
NM Statutes
Victim Restitution

Search Database of Crime Victim Law

Read About the Justice For All Act!
The Justice for All Act of 2004 was enacted to protect crime victims' rights, eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, and improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of federal, state, and local crime laboratories.

Learn more here!




Download the Questionnaire and Pro Se Court Form (184K)

Download the Nov. 13, 2006 Supreme Court Order on Victim Standing (1.6MB)

The New Mexico Victims Rights Alliance Report

NM Victims' Rights Brochure

Folleto en Español PDF (236K)