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  • 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. The following link provides information on local programs that offer help. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • If You're a Victim of Crime, Help is Available (Video)

    This video from the Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, describes the help that is available for victims of crime by recognizing the effects of crime, identifying certain victims’ rights that are guaranteed in most states, and describing services available from state victim compensation and assistance programs. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • 2020 National Crime Victims Rights' Week Video

    The theme for 2020 National Crime Victims Rights' Week is Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope. This year's theme commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims' rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • 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

  • 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. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Your Guide to GOING TO COURT

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services to help you make a good first impression when appearing in court. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services