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  • Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

    Information on the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) that 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
  • Bias and Hate Crimes

    A hate crime is defined as a criminal act motivated by ill will or hatred towards a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. Learn more about you rights as a victim of a Hate Crime from the PA Human Relations Commission. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Dependable Access for Victimization Expenses (DAVE) Online Claim Filing System

    This Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims of crime in Pennsylvania with expenses related to a crime. You may use this site to file a claim for compensation. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • File a Complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center

    Complaints filed via this website are processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Content Detail

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    Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
  • FTC Consumer Complaint Form

    Form used to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization. Complaints help the FTC investigate fraud and can lead to law enforcement action. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Helpful Information for Victims of Crime

    Information and links that may be helpful to victims of crime Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Local Victim Service Programs

    If you are a victim of crime or have been affected by a crime, you may receive help from an advocate from a Victim Service Program. This provides information of local programs where you can seek help. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Report a Mail Crime

    If you have witnessed or fallen victim to a mail-related crime, take action by filing a report of the incident. Find the right form, appropriate for your situation, to file in order to report the criminal conduct. Content Detail

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    United States Postal Inspection Services
  • Victim Help Resources

    Resources from the United States Postal Inspection Service, an agency that is dedicated to treating every crime victim with compassion, fairness, and respect while protecting their dignity and privacy. Content Detail

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    United States Postal Inspection Services
  • 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
  • Your Detailed Rights as a Crime Victim

    Descriptions of the rights you have as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services