The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) was first established by law in 1984 as an independent state agency whose purpose is to advocate for and assist victims of crime. The activities of MOVA are governed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board, whose chairman is the Attorney General. The other four Board members, which include two district attorneys and two crime victims, work together with the Attorney General and the MOVA staff to set policy for crime victim issues in the Commonwealth. We care tremendously about crime victims, and work together every day to demonstrate that commitment.

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MGL C. 258B s. 4 Victim and witness assistance board