Helpful Links and Resources for Domestic Violence Situations

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center.  Albuquerque based multi-agency resource that assists victims of domestic violence with access to victim advocates, financial aid, legal assistance, emergency medical personnel, as well as navigating the legal system and law enforcement agencies.

Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake.  Single point of entry for the assessment of those seeking outpatient substance abuse treatment, then offers referrals to city-wide treatment providers.

An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection.  Resources for support and guidance to victims of domestic violence, as well as a list of domestic violence advocates by county.  They also list statistics by state and offer educational resources, including the civil and criminal court processes, the victims’ bill of rights, and possible restitution and/or compensation options.

Better Man.  Advocates for changing the destiny of men who are at risk for becoming abusers by raising community awareness.  They also have a state-wide domestic violence hotline list, signs and symptoms information, state and national statistics, and a New Mexico resource list.

CARE:  Companion Animal Rescue Effort.  Provides access to a network of safe, confidential, temporary homes for animals of those affected by domestic violence.  Safe environments can be provided for basic domestic animals, such as dogs and cats, as well as livestock and exotic breeds.  CARE also educates the community about the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty.

City of Albuquerque — Domestic Violence Information.  Outlines the warning signs involved in domestic violence or battering behavior.  It also provides a list of phone numbers of resources for victims in the Albuquerque area.

Crime Victim Services.   From the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General, and makes available a victim’s services advocate to victims and their families during the criminal appeals process.

Department of Justice — Office for Victims of Crime.  Created to bring awareness to the impact of crime and outline victim’s rights, as well as provide resources to actual victims and those working with them or volunteering on their behalf.  It also contains information in Spanish.

Domestic Violence Resource Center.  Located in Albuquerque and focused on empowering victims of domestic violence and their dependent children through 24-hour crisis intervention, domestic violence helpline, safe house referrals, domestic violence education, legal advocacy, counseling, and community connections.

Haven House.  This link provides access to domestic violence services for the Sandoval County area of New Mexico, including Rio Rancho.  They offer emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, and individual counseling, as well as a batterer’s intervention program.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Very good resource for domestic violence information including: a domestic violence fact sheet, a state coalition list, publications and other resources, including financial education that deals with debt management, budgeting, taxes and more.   They also offer information concerning protection plans, including protection at work and on the internet, as well as protecting one’s identity.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline.  Offers immediate assistance to those affected by domestic violence, including a safety plan for those needing to leave an abusive situation.  They also provide services to the deaf and Spanish speakers.

The Neutral Corner.  Albuquerque based supervised visitation and exchange services for parents and children impacted by domestic violence.

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Organization that provides a voice for victims of domestic violence, by helping to develop public policy, advocating for positive social change, and educating the community about domestic violence, as well as providing resources and links.

New Mexico Domestic Violence Benchbook.  Judicial manual that supplies a thorough overview of domestic violence behavior, causes and consequences, as well as an outline of the civil order of protection process, dissolution of marriage, child custody, child abuse, and sentencing options for offenders.

New Mexico Domestic Violence Leadership Commission. Provides victims of domestic violence with a New Mexico Resource Book with additional links to law enforcements, courts and state agencies, as well as a list of domestic violence service providers.

New Mexico Family Education Center.  Provides classes in appropriate discipline, anger management, self-care for parents and resolving conflict, as well as access to support groups, mediation and counseling services.

Office for Victims of Crime — Domestic and Family Violence.  Provides a wealth of publications, resource links, frequently asked questions, a discussion forum concerning domestic relationship abuse and victim advocacy links.

S.A.F.E. House.  Resources and assistance in the form of an emergency shelter, meals, personal care supplies, counseling and support group services to those escaping domestic violence situations.  They also offer long-term housing support, family-centered activities and a resale shop that is supplied by donations.

Safe Zone 4 Children & Families.  Services for supervised child exchanges and visitations for those affected by domestic violence, as well as counseling, coaching, domestic abuse education and anger management programs.

Second Judicial District Court — Domestic Violence Division.  Information for filing protection orders in cases of either threatened or actual abuse by those involved in domestic relationships.  Provides guidance on who qualifies for and the functions of a protective order,  Also provides answers to frequently asked questions and links to community services.

State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Dept   Vast amount of information on hosts of issues involving families including domestic violence resources, child abuse and neglect resources, child support and other topics related to New Mexico families.

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