As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

Welcome to the CSVANW Advocate Corner.  This page is dedicated to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence who seek resources and safety. We also encourage family members seeking help for a loved one and advocates who need support for their clients to explore our resource list, information on direct services, self-care tips, safety planning, trainings, and see the CSVANW Advocate of the Month.  While the Coalition is not a direct service provider, we are here to help connect individuals to the resources that they need including shelters, legal services, and Crime Victim Reparations (including emergency funding). If you need further assistance please contact one of the hotlines listed below or our CSVANW office from 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday and ask to speak with the Advocate Coordinator. 

Helplines, Hotlines, and Warmlines
Self Care
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Helplines, Hotlines, and Warmlines

Crime Victims Reparation and Emergency Funding

The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission (CVRC) was formed in 1981 under the Crime Victims Reparation Act to assist victims of violent crime with expenses incurred as a result of their victimization. There are two different forms of funding available through the CVRC. While Reparation funding can be sought by an individual directly from the CVRC, emergency funding must be applied for by a service provider on behalf of the individual that is seeking safety. Each county area has its own provider. Please contact the CVRC directly to locate the provider for your location. 1-800-306-6262


Resources geared to survivors of violence to get the knowledge that they need and for all our tribal communities to have the information to help survivors on their way. We want to end violence against women, men, and children, we want healthy communities and we will get there together.

List of Shelters
Albuquerque- The Barrett House
Deming- Luna County Healing House
Hobbs-Options Inc.
Ruidoso- Help End Abuse for Life- The Nest Shelter
Albuquerque- S.A.F.E House
505-247-4219 | 1-800-773-3645
Espanola- Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico
Laguna Pueblo-Laguna Shelter
Santa Fe- Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families
505-473-5200 | 1-800-473-5200
Alamogordo- Center of Protective Environment (COPE)
Farmington- Family Crisis Center
Las Cruces-La Casa
Silver City-El Refugio
Artesia- Grammy’s House
Farmington- Navajo United Methodist Center New beginnings Program
Los Lunas-Valencia Shelter Services
Taos-Community Against Violence
Carlsbad- Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter
Gallup-Battered Families Shelter
Roswell-Roswell Refuge for Battered Adults
Zuni Pueblo-New Beginnings
Clovis- Hartley House
Grants- Roberta’s Place
How to File A Protection Order

Types of Orders of Protection

  • Emergency Restraining Order (“ERO”)
  • Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse
  • Tribal Order of Protection (filed in Tribal Courts)

How to Get an Emergency Protection of Order

  • You can ask the police at the scene for immediate protection. They will give you numbers to call in your district.
  • You can ask the police at the scene for an advocate.
  • The ERO can be completed by the police officer right away.
  • An ERO will last through the next business day or up to 72 hours.
    • Note: If you want an Order of Protection beyond 72 hours, you will need to file a Petition for Protection from Domestic Abuse in your tribal courts or in your district. For example, if you live in Albuquerque, you can file in the 2nd Judicial Court and if you reside in Los Lunas, you can file at the 13th Judicial Court.

Three ways to file in Albuquerque

  1. In-person @ Second Judicial District Court’s Domestic Violence Division.
    1. Location: 400 Lomas Blvd. NW, Room 274 on the 2nd Floor
    2. Court Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    3. Important: Bring a valid form of identification.
    4. Please note: You may wait several hours to get your paperwork finalized. Please be patient and don’t leave the court until you get it!
  2. Email:
    1. Filing email: [email protected]
    2. Title of email: Order of Protection
    3. *If emailed after business hours, the application will be processed the following business day.
  3. Fax: 505-841-5460
    1. Order of Protection forms can be found online at
      1. Select “forms”.
      2. Select “Domestic Violence Forms”.
      3. Select 4-961 and 4-961A.
      4. Fill out online but print it out to bring.  Be specific about incidents of abuse.
    2. What you need in order to file:
      1. Name of the person against whom you want to file (Respondent).
      2. if possible, Respondent’s current address.
      3. If possible, Respondent’s date of birth and any other identifying information.
Additional Resources
Domestic Violence Personalized Safety Plan for Tribal and Urban Indians
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Creating a Safety Plan
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Seeking Safety in Times of Covid-19
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Unite Us
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Victim Advocacy: Guide to Supporting Survivors
Go Now
Helping Survivors
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National Indian Youth Council
Go Now
NM Legal Aid Domestic Violence Referral Form
Go Now
Poster: Jurisdiction and Crime Victims’ Rights
Go Now
NMDOJ – Missing or Murdered Indigenous People For New Mexico and the Surrounding Regions
Go Now
Financial Resource #1
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Financial Resource #2
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Crisis Treatment List
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What to Do if You are Being Stalked
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Abortion Resources
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Help survivors and advocates seek lawyers
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Note: Filter your search results under “Practice Areas” and “Sections” to list Indian Law/Indian Law Section. This will give you a list of everyone subscribed to the Indian Law section- most attorneys practicing in tribal courts would likely subscribe to the Indian Law Section.


Welcome to our Training section. Here advocates, survivors, family, and friends can access trainings on various topics that could be helpful. We will also include links to register for upcoming trainings.

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Advocate of the Month – August 2022

CSVANW would like to take the opportunity to announce Gina Lopez as our CSVANW Advocate of the Month for August 2022.

Gina joined CCASA in October 2018 as the Rural & Indigenous Communities Manager, a remote-work position. As part of the Programs Team with CCASA, she provides training, technical assistance, education, and culturally-specific victim services discussions. A member and resident of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, Colorado, and had been the Program Coordinator for the Tribe’s first-ever tribal comprehensive victim services from late 2015 to 2018 supervising DV/SA and suicide prevention IHS grant programs. She is also a facilitator of NAUHZCASA (Navajo, Apache, Ute Hopi, Zuni Coalition Against Sexual Assault) which has existed for 12 years through various facilitators. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from the Metro State University of Denver. In her downtime, she is a fierce aunty to many kiddos and young adults in her Tribal community roots.

Congratulations Gina! We appreciate all the advocacy you provide and are grateful to celebrate you!

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