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  • 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
  • PA SAVIN

    PA SAVIN stands for Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. This is an informational brochure on PA SAVIN, an automated service that lets you track the custody status of offenders in jail or prison over the phone or internet. You can also register to be notified by phone, email and/or text message if the custody status of an offender changes. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
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  • PA SAVIN and VINELink

    PA SAVIN stands for Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. It is a free, confidential and automated service that helps victims, law enforcement and community members keep up to date on the status of an inmate housed in a county jail, state prison or under state parole supervision within Pennsylvania. VINELink is an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim notification network that provides victims and concerned citizens with information. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • 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
  • Transgender Law Center

    Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. Content Detail

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    Transgender Law Center
  • 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. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • VineLink (Pennsylvania)

    VINELink, an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim notification network. VINE has been providing victims and concerned citizens with the power of information for decades. VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The VINE service provides information by phone, email, TTY, and text message where available. You may also sign up through your participating state, or county’s toll-free number. Content Detail

  • What Do I Do About Criminal Records Made In My Name?

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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