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For over 32 years, Community Against Violence, Inc. (CAV) has provided a range of services including crisis intervention and support services to adults, children, and families affected by domestic and sexual violence; early intervention services in order to reduce violence and its effects on the community; and community outreach and education to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence throughout North Central New Mexico.

Service area: Colfax, San Miguel, and Taos Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; emotional support and advocacy; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; emergency shelter for adults and families; group counseling for adult female survivors of childhood sexual assault; and a library containing books, videos, and audio tapes on a variety of topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault, health, self-help, and recovery.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 169
Taos, NM 87571

office

(575) 758-8082

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
24-hour hotline

(575) 758-9888

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

info@taoscav.org

website

taoscav.org

Desert View Sexual Assault Services and Family Counseling is a nonprofit mental health agency serving men and women of all ages who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence or sexual abuse. Services are available to recent or past trauma survivors of any age.

Service area: San Juan County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; in-person counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals to other agencies and organizations in the community that can offer support and assistance.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups for adult women and teen survivors of sexual assault; and case management.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free for survivors of sexual assault
Additional Information: Desert View Sexual Assault Services and Family Counseling also offers classes on life skills for children, anger management, and parenting.

address

2700 Farmington Ave. # F1
Farmington, NM 87401

office

(505) 326-7878

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
24-hour hotline

(505) 947-3645

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

admin@desertviewsas.org

website

desertviewsas.org

El Refugio provides services to male and female domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Silver City and surrounding areas.

Service area: Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal advocacy for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and advocacy.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

800 S. Robert Street
Silver City, NM 88061

office

(575) 538-2135

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
24-hour hotline

(575) 538-2125

24-hour toll-free hotline

(575) 538-2125

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

sierrar@elrefugioinc.org

La Piñon provides a comprehensive array of services related to sexual assault and abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Service area: Dona Ana and Luna Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and abuse, their friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; emergency room accompaniment for sexual assault cases and information and advocacy regarding medical treatment; and information and assistance throughout the legal process.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

525 South Melendres
Las Cruces, NM 88005

24-hour office/hotline

(505) 526-3437

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 595-7273

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

office@lapinon.org

website

lapinon.org

 

Laguna Family Services provides emergency shelter and counseling services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Primarily Laguna tribal lands, but Laguna Family Services is willing to provide services to prisoner rape survivors in Grants and Milan, as well
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their friends and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; victim advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals to other local social service agencies.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and family counseling and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 194
Laguna, NM 87026

24-hour office

(505) 552-9701

24-hour hotline

(505) 552-9702

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 530-2199

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

lagunafamilyservices@lagunatribe.org

New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) is a non-profit community based organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS through innovative and comprehensive services, support, and prevention education.

Service area: Bernalillo County and Northwestern New Mexico
Work with: People infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: An elective peer-education class for women at the New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility in Grants and free, anonymous HIV testing for detainees at the Bernalillo County Jail. Survivors who are concerned about their HIV status or who want additional information on NMAS services can call or write to the address above.
Services for survivors after release include: Anonymous HIV testing and counseling; case management; housing assistance; food bank; emotional support services, such as individual counseling, a support group for Spanish-speaking people with HIV, a medication support group, and a support group for HIV+ women; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Anonymous HIV testing; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Se ofrece servicios en español, incluso un grupo de apoyo para hispanohablantes con SIDA.

address

625 Truman St., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

office

(505) 938-7100

toll-free office

(888) 882-2437

office hours: Monday, 9am-7pm and Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

kateschneier@nmas.net

website

nmas.net

The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (NMCSAP) is a private, non-profit organization that provides services to professionals (medical, mental health, law enforcement, social services, prosecutors, judges, etc.), which will assist them to offer appropriate services to survivors of sexual violence. NMCSAP also provides training and child sexual abuse prevention projects in rural New Mexico as well as a clearinghouse of literature and resources to assist professionals in New Mexico in the assessment, prosecution, and treatment of sexual abuse and assault cases.

Service area: New Mexico
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse and assault, professionals, and community members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis program via phone or by mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

3909 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Suite 6
Albuquerque, NM 87111

office

(505) 883-8020

toll-free office

(888) 883-8020

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

nmcsap@swcp.com

website

swcp.com/nmcsap

New Mexico GLBTQ Centers seeks to reduce homophobia and enrich the lives of individuals living in New Mexico who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) through education, advocacy, support, and collaboration.

Service area: New Mexico
Work with: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information, support, and referrals by phone, email, and mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Currently, New Mexico GLBTQ Centers is in the development stage and plans to begin programming after opening a regional community center in Las Cruces in the fall of 2010.

address

P.O. Box 2374
Las Cruces, NM 88004

toll-free office

(888) 286-9306

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@newmexicoglbtcenters.org

website

gaynewmexico.org

The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (formerly Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center) provides emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Central New Mexico, and serves as a community resource on issues regarding prevention and awareness of sexual assault and abuse.

Service area: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties.
Facilities served: Central New Mexico Correctional Facility (for SANE exams), Valencia County Detention Center (for SANE exams), Western New Mexico Correctional Facility, Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, CYFD, Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, CYFD Youth Diagnostic Development Center, CYFD Camino Nuevo Youth Center, CYFD Reintegration Center, Cibola County Correctional Center, Cibola County Detention Center, Pueblo of Laguna Detention Center, Sandoval County, Detention Center,Torrance County Detention Center, AMIKids Sandoval.
Work with: Work with: All survivors of sexual assault age 13 and over; family and friends of sexual assault survivors.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via 24-hour hotline, by mail, and in-person visits; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual, couples, family, and group therapy for sexual assault and abuse survivors.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

9741 Candelaria Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

24-hour office/hotline

(505) 266-7711

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 811-8282

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@rapecrisiscnm.org

website

rapecrisiscnm.org

Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Northwestern New Mexico.

Service area: San Juan, McKinley, and Rio Arriba Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; in-person crisis counseling, by arrangement; hospital accompaniment and on-site medical/forensic exams and advocacy; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as referrals for counseling services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

812 W. Maple
Farmington, NM 87401

office

(505) 325-2805

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
24-hour hotline

(505) 326-4700

24-hour toll-free hotline

(866) 908-4700

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

sanjuanSANE@aol.com

The Solace Crisis Treatment Center provides direct support services to survivors of trauma and sexual violence and their families in all of Northern New Mexico. The Center works together with community groups and agencies to build a community free of sexual violence by: treating and rehabilitating people affected by sexual violence in Northern New Mexico; providing education and training to promote the prevention of sexual violence; and maintaining the provision of crisis services to survivors of sexual assault and their families and assisting them to overcome the trauma of the crime committed against them.

Service area: Northern New Mexico
Work with: All survivors of sexual violence, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and by email; forensic exams through a partnership with St. Vincent Hospital, where survivors of sexual assault can undergo an exam in a safe environment with a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and rape crisis advocate; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as therapeutic counseling for children, adolescents, and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of trauma.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Solace Crisis Treatment Center also has special programs for treating children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

address

6601 Valentine Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507

office

(505) 988-1951

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
24-hour hotline

(505) 986-9111

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 721-7273

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@findsolace.org

website

findsolace.org

Southwest Comprehensive AIDS-Care, Research and Education (CARE) Center provides comprehensive care, research, education, prevention, and support services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and related conditions in New Mexico.

Service area: Santa Fe and eight counties in Northern New Mexico
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information via phone and by mail and coordination of medical care for Southwest CARE clients.
Services for survivors after release include: Anonymous rapid HIV testing; primary medical care for HIV+ clients; case management; behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse counseling; transportation and housing assistance for those who qualify; clinical research programs; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Anonymous HIV testing; mental health services; information; and referrals.
Fees: Medical and case management services are available at low or no cost based upon individual needs and circumstances. If a client is insured, their insurance will be billed for medical care, and the client will be responsible for co-pays. A sliding scale is available for those without insurance. No one is turned away for lack of ability of pay.

address

649 Harkle Road, Suite E
Santa Fe, NM 87505

office

(505) 989-8200

toll-free office

(888) 320-8200

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
website

southwestcare.org

The Office of Special Investigations and Internal Affairs (SIIA) investigates all reported violations of law to include misdemeanors, felonies, and internal affairs relating to New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) employees, inmates, institutions, and divisions. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a NMCD facility can contact SIIA to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.

address

4337 NM 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Policies for Inmate Rights email

CDPolicies@state.nm.us

Inmate Grievances Form

corrections.state.nm.us/policies/CD-150500.pdf

The mission of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) is to maintain and advance the cause of civil liberties within the state of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on the freedom of religion, speech, press, association, and assemblage, and the right to vote, due process of law, and equal protection of law. The ACLU of New Mexico continues to fight unconstitutional conditions in jails and prisons, including the sexual abuse of detainees and abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials through the Law Enforcement Oversight Project. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can file a complaint with the ACLU-NM by filling out the Online Complaint Form, by printing out and mailing in the complaint form to the address above, or by sending a written request. The process usually takes 6-8 weeks.

address

Attn: Legal Panel
P.O. Box 566
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0566

office

(505) 266-5915

fax

(505) 266-5916

website

aclu-nm.org

online complaint form

aclu-nm.org/PDF/form-complaint.pdf

The Lawyers Care Referral Program, in conjunction with other programs of the State Bar of New Mexico, attempts to reach out to those who need legal help and may not know where to find it. The Lawyers Care Referral Program offers a 30-minute consultation/case assessment with a private attorney for a cost of only $26.45. A paralegal will ask for information needed to determine the area of law and county needed for the referral and will then contact attorneys and find one to consult with the potential client for 30 minutes. During the 30-minute consultation, the client will receive legal advice, have documents reviewed, and have questions answered by the attorney. Any representation or time beyond the 30-minute consultation/case assessment must be negotiated with the attorney.

address

5121 Masthead NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

office

(505) 797-6066

toll-free

(800) 876-6227

email

referral@nmbar.org

website

nmbar.org