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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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

    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

    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Legal Help for LGBTQ+ Individuals

    Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal assistance in civil matters for low-income residents of Philadelphia. We are strong advocates for our clients, including LGBTQ+ individuals, when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. We work on many legal issues including eviction, mortgage foreclosure, criminal record expungements, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other public benefits, SSI, employment, utilities, and housing problems for people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Read More

    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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  • 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

    Pennsylvania State Police
  • Monday Minute: Wage Theft

    $32 million dollars is stolen from Pennsylvanians every week because of #WageTheft. In this week's Monday Minute, CLS attorney Nadia Hewka discusses the issue of wage theft, who gets targeted, and individual & policy solutions. Read More

    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

    The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs provides education, intervention and treatment programs to reduce the drug and alcohol abuse and dependency for all Pennsylvanians Content Detail

    PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project

    Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is a statewide, nonprofit, public interest law firm providing free legal services to low-income persons, victims of crime, seniors, and persons with disabilities having trouble accessing public healthcare such as Medicaid (called Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania) coverage and/or services. Read More

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    National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Report Mail Fraud and Postal Fraud

    Online tool to report mail or postal fraud. Content Detail

    U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • Resource Library for Survivors

    This library is a curated collection of resources and organizations dedicated to helping survivors based on experience, need, and community. Use the tool below to connect with the right resource for you. Content Detail

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