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. The program position was created as a contract and was later integrated into the Police Department as a Los Alamos County employee.
Victim Assistant of Los Alamos County is different than other police-based victim assistance programs in that victims are not required to have a police report with law enforcement to get services from the Victim Assistant. 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 Victim Assistant are to provide the community with resources as needed including:
- Collaboration with local and neighboring agencies
- Legal Process
- Emergency Shelter
- Treatment Programs
- Education Programs & Financial Aid
- Assisting with understanding and filing Protection Orders
- Attend court proceedings for support and follow-up
- At requests and when safe to do so, comes on scene to provide immediate victim assistance
- Financial assistance through the New Mexico Crime Victim’s Reparation Commission
For offender status or release information please visit Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE).
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).
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. 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.
If assistance is needed, the Victim Assistant can be contacted at (505) 663-3511.