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The Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA) provides funding for government and community programs to help victims of domestic violence.  One program called SAFEPLAN was recently recognized for 20 years of service to those individuals who have been affected by this type of violence.

Certified SAFEPLAN advocates are available in several District and Probate and Family Courts to assist domestic violence victims with safety planning and protections offered by the courts.  Earlier this year Governor Baker, by signing Executive Order 563 to re-launch the Governor’s Council to address sexual assault and domestic violence, demonstrated his administration’s commitment to address this issue.

To find out more about resources available to victims of domestic violence, go to MOVA’s website.

See also our webpage on  Massachusetts law about domestic violence.

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