Victim Assistance

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If you have been a victim or witness to a crime or incident on MBTA property or vehicle and have not yet reported the incident to the Transit Police please call 617-222-1212 for immediate assistance.

The Massachusetts Victim Bill of Rights provides the following rights and services to crime victims and survivors in order to ensure a meaningful role for them in the criminal justice system. While the Bill of Rights applies to all crimes, victims and survivors of violent crimes are given priority status for services. If you wish to be notified of the status of a pending criminal case, you must provide your victim witness advocate, prosecutor, police officer, and others in the criminal justice system with a current address and phone number at which you can be reached.

MBTA Transit Police Officers are knowledgeable about how to contact the appropriate District Attorney's office responsible for victim/witness assistance. For assistance, 24 hours a day, you may call the MBTA Transit Police at 617-222-1212 or see the contact numbers listed below for victim/witness programs both at the state and local level.

Shelter and Counseling:

Casa Myrna Vasquez
1(800) 992-2600

Transition House
Cambridge, MA
(617) 661-7203

Domestic Violence
Safelink Hotline
1 (877) 784-2020

Victim Witness Info

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Victim and Witness Board
(617) 727-5200
www.mass.gov/mova/

Victim Resources and Helpful Links
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopssubtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Crime+Prevention+%26+Personal+Safety&L2=Sex+Offenders&L3=Victim+Information&sid=Eeops

Essex County Victim Assistance
(978) 745-6610
 http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=deasmodulechunk&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Deas&b=terminalcontent&f=victim_witness&csid=Deas

Middlesex County Victim Assistance
(781) 897-8490
http://middlesexda.com/prosecution/victim-witness-services.php

Norfolk County Victim Assistance
(781) 830-4800
http://www.mass.gov/norfolkda/victimwitness.html

Plymouth County Victim Assistance
(508) 584-8120
http://www.mass.gov/da/plymouth/prosecution/victimwitness.html

Suffolk County Victim Assistance
(617) 619-4000
http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/victim-assistance/

Worcester County Victim Assistance
(508) 755-8601
http://worcesterda.com/victim-resources/victim-witness-assistance-program/

MBTA Transit Police Department 
240 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118

Emergency: 
617-222-1212
Business:
617-222-1000
Office of the Chief:
617-222-1100
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 
617-222-1200 TTY

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