If You Have Been The Victim Of Crime:
You Have Rights.
You Can Get Help.
You Can Work For Positive Change.
The Southern New Mexico Crime Victims’ Legal Assistance services are provided by New Mexico Legal Aid and the
New Mexico Victims Rights Project.
We provide holistic legal services to crime victims in
Southern New Mexico, including:
Information and Referral
No-cost consultation with our staff attorneys
Where applicable, direct representation in
New Mexico’s criminal, civil and administrative courts.
Practice areas include, but are not limited to: Victims Rights Enforcement, Employment, Education, Family Law and Financial Recovery.
New Mexico Victims' Rights Project
Support | Advocacy | Resources
If you've been the victim of a violent crime, you may be experiencing some level of emotional or physical stress, financial difficulty or legal challenges - at the same time you're trying to navigate a complex and confusing criminal justice system.
The New Mexico Victims' Rights Project is here to provide answers, guidance and support so you can exercise the rights to which you are legally entitled, and help you find available resources and information you'll need.
All of our services are completely free of charge.
Our Commitment To You
Compassion & Understanding | Help & Support | Empowerment & Change
By its very nature being the victim of a violent crime can leave you feeling vulnerable, helpless and powerless. It can be a time of deep confusion and intense frustration, especially when dealing with the unfamiliar and time-consuming, like
lawyers and the criminal justice system.
All while trying to recover from the event itself and put your life back together.
The New Mexico Victims' Rights Project offers practical, real-world solutions to the personal, legal, financial and judicial challenges you may be facing, served with a welcome dose of empathy and understanding.
We know the criminal justice system.
We know what rights victims are entitled to under New Mexico State law.
We know what to do, where to go and how to ensure your rights.
We know the personal, legal and financial support systems and resources
available to you and how best to access them.
We're your road map, compass and GPS unit for navigating one of the most difficult periods of your life. More than that we're a personal guide that not only points you in the right direction, but helps make sure you arrive there.