Survivors of crime who are experiencing trauma may have many legal issues that can’t be solved in the criminal court.
Here are some key resources to learn more about your legal rights.
Victim Compensation and Rights:
- Massachusetts Attorney General website – How to file for compensation
- Massachusetts Victim Bill of Rights
- In the Aftermath of Crime – a Guide to Victim Rights and Services in Massachusetts
- Address Confidentiality Program (for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking)
- Civil Lawsuits for Money Damages
- Attorney General’s Guide to Identity Theft
- Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors in Massachusetts
- NCLC Utilities Advocacy Guide
- What Happens to a Homicide Victim’s Property and Debts?
- MassLegalHelp: Domestic Violence including restraining orders
- Online interview to create court forms needed to apply for a restraining order
- MassLegalHelp: Children and Families
- Massachusetts Trial Court Self Help Center: Families, Children and Divorce
- Legal Tactics
- Leaving Housing After a Crime of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking
- Leaving Housing After a Crime that is Not Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking