News & Updates
2019 Walk Like MADD
On September 28, 2019, 28 teams participated at the Walk Like MADD event in Albuquerque, NM and raised more than $26,000. The funds are used to support law enforcement and provide emotional support and assistance with medical and legal cases to victims for drunk driving incidents. NMCVRC staff were able to educate the public on some of the compensation services provided such as loss of wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
2019 Fiesta for Justice
On September 21, 2019, New Mexico Legal Aid held its second annual Fiesta for Justice at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque. Fiesta for Justice was a free community event and fundraiser to support the work of NM Legal Aid, so they may continue to offer legal services to the community. CVRC held an information table along with the New Mexico Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC), Albuquerque Police Department, and Community Access to Resources and Education (CARE NM).
2019 World Day Against Trafficking
On July 30, 2019 Julie Rivera, Victim Advocate, and Richard Chavez ,State Investigator, attended ‘World Day Against Trafficking’ at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, NM. The event was hosted by the New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force and the New Mexico Human Trafficking Tribal Task Force to bring awareness to the community on the impacts of human trafficking.
Sexual Awareness Month at UNM-Hospital Southwest Mesa Clinic
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. UNM-Hospital’s Southwest Mesa Clinic observed the awareness month by allowing service providers to hold informational tables at their clinic throughout April. On April 15, Katie Langston and Julie Rivera, victim advocates at CVRC, were invited to facilitate an informational table. Clients at the clinic were able to learn about CVRC’s services and NM VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).
6th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
On March 20-21, 2019, Katie Langston and Julie Rivera, victim advocates at CVRC, attended the 6th Annual Tribal Leader Summit facilitated by the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) at the Santa Ana Star Casino. It was a two day summit in which various presentations were held to increase conversations around public safety within the tribal communities. The presentations explored the impact of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking in tribal communities. Some of the topics ranged from Sexual Violence in NM Tribal Communities presented by Alegra Roybal to KhapoKidz – Graffiti to a Household Name presented by Jeremy Oyenque.
3rd Annual Human Trafficking Conference
On January 10, 2019, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General and The Life Link hosted their annual human trafficking conference. CVRC held an informational table along with several other service providers, such as New Day, Spoken For, Rape Crisis Center, and ABQ SANE Collaborative. Presentations at the conference focused on how the collaboration between law enforcement and victim services is integral to the success of victims affected by human trafficking.
Co-Conspirators: Imagining a Future Together
On December 11, 2018, staff at CVRC provided holiday gifts to 22 children from PB&J Family Services. The children received gifts such as books, stuffed animals, toy trucks, dolls, and so much more. Remember to donate toys to your local non-profit organization during this time of festivities. Happy Holidays!