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  • PA Victim Services

    Home page for the Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services featuring information on the various services available to victims of crime. Content Detail

  • Victims Compensation

    The Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime by easing the financial impact placed upon them by the crime. You may be eligible to receive financial help from the Victims Compensation Assistance Program for a variety of expenses related to your victimization. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Address Confidentiality Program

    The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking keep their new home address safe from their perpetrator after they have left an abusive or dangerous situation. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Offender Release Notification - Pennsylvania’s Automated Victim Notification Service (PA SAVIN)

    PA SAVIN is Pennsylvania’s automated victim notification system. As a victim of crime, this service provides you with free, confidential notification regarding an offender’s release, transfer or escape. The PA SAVIN service includes offenders under the supervision of county jails, state prisons, and state parole. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Counseling & Therapy

    You may benefit from counseling if you were a victim of crime. This provides information on options available to victims for obtaining supportive counseling from professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and trauma informed therapists, as well as connections to support groups. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Local Victim Services Programs - Find Help in Your County

    Information on all the victim service providers located in the various counties in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Office of the Victim Advocate

    The Office of Victim Advocate seeks to provide crime victims with a victim-centered continuum of service throughout the post-sentencing process. Its efforts are primarily directed toward ensuring that crime victims registered with OVA are afforded their post-sentencing rights to notification and input when offenders under the jurisdiction of the DOC or PBPP are being considered for release back into the community. Content Detail

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    Office of the Victim Advocate
  • National Center for Victims of Crime

    The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. Content Detail

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    National Center for Victims of Crime
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of Children Advocacy Centers

    The Pennsylvania Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers & Multidisciplinary Teams is a membership organization dedicated to helping local Pennsylvania communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. The Pennsylvania Chapter provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local Children’s Advocacy Centers and communities throughout Pennsylvania responding to reports of child abuse and neglect. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Chapter of Children Advocacy Centers
  • PA Department of Human Services

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' (DHS) seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable individuals and families. Programs include the Office of Medical Assistance Programs; the Office of Developmental Programs; the Office of Children Youth and Families; and the Office of Income Maintenance. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • PA Office of the Attorney General

    The Attorney General is Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official, with a wide range of responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens and agencies of the Commonwealth. The office has four sections: the Criminal Law Division, the Public Protection Division, the Civil Division and the Operations Division. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Provides information & resources for domestic violence programs, victims, and survivors. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

    The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Megan's Law/Sex Offender Registration

    Pennsylvania's Megan's Law requires the State Police to create and maintain a registry of persons who reside, or is transient, work/carry on a vocation, or attend school in the Commonwealth and who have either been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, or have been adjudicated delinquent of Certain Sexual Offenses in Pennsylvania or another jurisdiction. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania State Police
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Content Detail

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    Mothers Against Drunk Driving