Victim Assistant
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The Victim Assistant can be contacted at (505) 663-3511. In an emergency, please call 911. The Victim Assistant generally works Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, dependent on client needs.

Victims do not need a referral or a police report to obtain services from the Victim Assistant. All services are confidential.



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, in partnership with the New Mexico Crime Victim Reparations Commission. The program position was created as a contract and was later integrated into the Police Department as a county employee. The Victim Assistant of Los Alamos County is different than other police-based programs in that victims can receive free services without having filed a police report with law enforcement. 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 Los Alamos Police Department Victim Assistant are to provide community resources as needed, to include the following:

  • Collaboration with local and neighboring agencies: Referrals
  • Legal Process
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Education Programs & Financial Aid
  • Safety Planning
  • Assistance with Protection Orders: understanding and filing
  • Attend court proceedings for support and follow-up.
  • As requested, and when safe to do so, on-scene 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).

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, please call 911.

If you are having a mental health crisis, there is help available, please call 988.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (live chat on website), 1-800-799-7233

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (live chat on website), 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522

National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673

NM Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL), 1-855-662-7474

StrongHearts Native Helpline (live chat on website), 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

NM Legal Aid Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Legal Helpline, 1-877-974-3400




Emergency Basic Needs Program: one-time emergency FUNDS for basic needs such as food, medicine, utility bills, and rent.


providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Financial aid, usually with rent or utility payments, is available once in a 12-month period.

LA Cares also offers supplemental food assistance, with distributions on the second Thursday and Friday of every month at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (2390 North Road).

Thursday distributions: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Friday distributions: 10:30 am to 12:30pm.

Social Services

Los Alamos residents of all ages can receive assistance with access to housing and food support, health insurance and benefits, and other resources to help meet their needs