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YWCA York
YWCA - York - Victim & Suvivor Services
The vision of the alliance is to raise community consciousness of sexual violence; to initiate action against sexual violence; to support and empower victims of sexual violence and their significant others; to work towards the prevention of sexual violence through education; and to advocate for the rights of fair or equitable treatment of survivors of sexual violence through social change.
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York, PA 17403
Eligibility: Anyone interested in ending sexual violence in York County
Hours: 24/7
A Safe Place
A Safe Place - Accompaniment
Accompaniment to the hospital, legal services, police or other helping agencies.
210 North Drive
Suite C
Warren, PA 16365
Eligibility: Residents of Warren and Forest Counties who are victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Violence, as well as close family or friends.
Hours: 24/7
A Woman's Place
A Woman's Place - First Response
24 hour in-person emergency crisis counseling, safety planning, and referrals immediately following an incident of domestic violence.
Confidential Address
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
24/7 Hotline
Abuse and Rape Crisis Center
Abuse and Rape Crisis Center - Transportation
Assistance may in the form of bus tokens or other transportation options when directly related to the abuse. Safety is first and foremost and services may look different for each client needing assistance.
P.O. Box 186
Towanda, PA 18848
Abuse and Rape Crisis Center
Abuse and Rape Crisis Center - Advocacy and Accompaniment
Advocates and counselors are trained and ready to assist victims and their families with issues related to the legal system, the medical system, public benefits, and housing issues.
P.O. Box 186
Towanda, PA 18848
Abuse Network, Inc.
Abuse Network, Inc. - Huntingdon County
24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education.
500 Washington Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Eligibility: Self-declaration
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00pm; Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm; Hours by appointment
Abuse Network, Inc.
Abuse Network, Inc. - Juniata County
24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education.
38 North Main Street
Suite 1
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Eligibility: Self-declaration
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00pm; Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm; Hours by appointment
Abuse Network, Inc.
Abuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin County
24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness Education.
31 South Dorcas Street
Ground Floor
Lewistown, PA 17044
Eligibility: Self-declaration
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm; Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm; Hours by appointment, walk-ins accepted
Adams County Victim Witness Assistance Program
Adams County Victim Witness Assistance Program

The program's goal is advocacy, guidance and for victims to return to their pre-crime status.
ADVOCATES are availalbe to:
  • Accompany and assist you as you and your criminal case proceed through the Criminal Justice System.
    • Accompany you (and any supportive person you wish) to any and all interviews with law enforcement, and meetings with prosecuting district attorney’s.
    • Advocate on behalf of you with employers, creditors, schools etc.

    • SAFETY: You will be provided with a safe and secure waiting room whenever you are needed for court appearances.
    • ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS: Click here for LINKS on the services page.
      OR cut and paste web site in your browser: http://www.adamscounty.us/Dept/VictimWitness/Pages/Links.aspx
  • 111 Baltimore Street
    Room 1
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Eligibility: victims of crimes
    Hours:
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Alice Paul House
    Alice Paul House - Crime Victim Compensation
    Victim Compensation Assistance Program
    Victim Advocates support victims/survivors and their eligible family members by providing information and assistance to ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of a crime.
    43 South 9th Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Hours: 24/7
    Alice Paul House
    Alice Paul House - Comprehensive Victim Services
    Alice Paul House provides services to victims/survivors of domestic violence; sexual assault; other serious crimes; and juvenile offenders. Services include: 24-hour crisis hotline, 24-hour on-call advocacy, 24-hour safe emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, protection from abuse order assistance, sexual violence protection order assistance, protection from intimidation order assistance, medical advocacy, medical compensation assistance program, individual & group trauma focused empowerment counseling, prevention education programs, and education/community awareness programs.
    43 South 9th Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Hours: 24/7
    Alice Paul House
    Alice Paul House - Victim Advocacy
    Legal Advocacy
    Victim Advocates provide in-person, non-judgmental support in a legal setting. The advocates are responsible for providing the necessary information to the victims/survivors about the legal system when making critical decisions. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process and provide explanation of the legal ramifications.

    Protection from Abuse Orders (PFA)
    The PFA order is granted from the court to provide protective "relief" to adult victims and/or children for up to three years. Victim Advocates provide support to the victims/survivors while filing the PFA. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process and provide explanation of the legal ramifications.

    Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO)/Protection from Intimidation (PFI) Order
    SVPO's are granted from the court to provide protective "relief" to adult victims/survivors and/or children for up to three years. The PFI is granted from the court to provide "relief" to minor victims/survivors with defendants 18 years of age or older, for up to three years. Victim Advocates support the victims/survivors while filing these orders. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout and provide explanation of the legal ramifications.

    Medical Advocacy
    Victim Advocates provide in-person, non-judgmental support in a medical setting. They are responsible for providing necessary information and explanation to the victims/survivors about the medical system when making critical decisions. They also ensure that the victims'/survivors' rights are upheld throughout the process.

    Victim Compensation Assistance Program
    Victim Advocates support victims/survivors and their eligible family members by providing information and assistance to ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of a crime.
    43 South 9th Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Hours: 24/7
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - Families of Murder Victims (FMV)
    FMV is committed to helping co-victims of homicide--family and friends who have lost a loved one to murder--by providing them a wide array of services, including criminal justice information, emotional support and trial accompaniment.

    It is a sad and widely held misconception that the crime of murder leaves behind no victims; some of the most devastated victims of crime are homicide co-victims. FMV staff attend preliminary hearings, trials, and sentencings to offer victims' families support.
    2000 Hamilton Street
    Suite 204
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - Crime Victim Counseling Center
    Counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence. AVP's licensed counselors have specialized training and experience in assisting co-victims of homicide and victims of crime.

    People react differently to traumatic loss and violence. Some of the feelings and behaviors victims commonly experience include difficulty sleeping, emotional numbing, increased anger, social withdraw and feelings of powerlessness.
    2000 Hamilton Street
    Suite 204
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - West/Southwest Victim Services
    The West/Southwest Victim Services Program is committed to helping victims of crime in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th police districts. The program's Victims' Advocates offer supportive counseling, referrals, assistance with the legal system, crime victim's compensation and protection orders.
    2000 Hamilton Street
    Suite 204
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Armstrong County Victim/Witness Services
    Armstrong County Victim/Witness Services - Crime Victim Support
    Provides compensation to crime victims
    500 East Market Street
    Suite 323
    Kittanning, PA 16201
    Eligibility: Victims of crimes in Armstrong County
    Hours: Weekdays 8:00am to 4:30pm
    AWARE
    AWARE - Emergency Response
    An Emergency Response Advocate (ERA) responding to hotline calls for emergency accompaniment for domestic and sexual violence victims at hospitals, police stations, or other safe, neutral location.
    109 South Sharpsville Avenue
    Suite D
    Sharon, PA 16146
    Hours: 24/7 hotline
    AWARE
    AWARE - SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
    Sexual Assault Response Team consisting of a nurse, AWARE advocate and police officer providing compassionate care for adult victims of sexual assault through Mercer County hospital emergency departments 24/7.
    109 South Sharpsville Avenue
    Suite D
    Sharon, PA 16146
    Hours: 24/7 hotline
    AWARE
    AWARE - Mercer Legal Advocacy Offices
    Assistance with Protection from Abuse ( PFA ) orders, court accompaniment through Municipal District Courts, Common Pleas, Criminal court support and accompaniment; assistance with Crime Victim Compensation; Mobile Legal Advocate works with all law enforcement and MDJ staff.
    109 South Sharpsville Avenue
    Suite D
    Sharon, PA 16146
    Hours: 24/7 hotline
    Beginning Over Foundation
    Beginning Over Foundation
    Services for victims of domestic violence includes salon makeovers, legal consultation, court preparation and accompaniment, transitional housing and information and referrals to other community resources. Also has free 72-hour kennel services for pets of women receiving other services.

    Offers programs in dating violence and bullying prevention and works with cosmetology schools to help hairdressers recognize the warning signs of abuse in their clients.
    2495 Freemansburg Avenue
    Suite 3
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: Women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Court Accompaniment
    Provide accompaniment to any type of criminal case proceeding.
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Case Information and Notification
    Provide cases status and notification of upcoming court proceedings.
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime and significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Release Notification Program
    Provide assistance with enrolling in state/county prisoner release notification program
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime and significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Supportive Counseling
    Assist victims with emotional needs as a result of victimization
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Court Orientation
    Provide basic orientation of criminal justice system. Provide court room tour.
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime and significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Assist with safety planning and ensure victim's basic needs are being met
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Assistance with Restitution
    Provides restitution forms, assists in completion of forms and calculates restitution
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime and their significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Assistance with Victim Impact Stat
    Provides assistance with written and oral victim impact statements and restitution forms
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime and significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Victim/Witness Intimidation Assist
    Document complaints of intimidation and forward to a detective. Discuss safety planning.
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Victims Compensation Assistance
    Provide applications for compensation to eligible victims. Provide assistance to complete applications.
    633 Court Street
    Berks County District Attorney's Office,
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Victims. witnesses, significant others
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Blackburn Center
    Blackburn Center - Medical Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Other Crimes
    Provides medical advocacy for domestic violence, sexual assault and victims of other crimes in area hospital emergency rooms
    Confidential Address
    Hours: 24 Hours Per Day, 7 days per week
    Bradford County Court Administration
    Bradford County District Attorney - Victim Services - Bradford County
    Court Accompaniment, Courtroom Orientation, Court tours for the children, Preparation for Court Testimony, Supportive Counseling and Notifications during the criminal process, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, claims for restitution, filing for the Victim Compensation Assistance Program, and Enrollment in the Inmate Status Notification Program.
    301 Main Street
    Towanda, PA 18848
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm
    Carbon County Government Center
    Carbon County Government Center
    County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, emergency services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor.

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    2 Hazard Square
    Carbon County Administration Building
    Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
    Eligibility: Residents of Carbon County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Center City Crime Victim Services
    Center City Crime Victim Services - Crime Victim Support
    The mission of Center City Crime Victim Services is to provide information and support to victims of crime. Assists victims of violent crime in the 6th and 9th Police Districts of Philadelphia.
    1315 Walnut Street
    Suite 320
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
    Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Providing Advocacy for Victimized
    PAVE (Providing Advocacy for Victimized Elderly) is a victim assistance program through CARIE LINE that provides services to older adults that are related to elder crime.

    - Court accompaniment to the Criminal Justice Center (CJC)
    - Facilitation of transportation to court
    - Assistance with filing Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC)
    - Criminal justice and aging information
    - Community education and presentations
    - Assistance with preparing Victim Impact Statements (VIS)
    - Restitution assistance.
    1500 JFK Boulevard
    Suite 1500
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims works closely with the Allegheny County District Attorneys Office and the police to assist you in your interactions with both entities. We also work to ensure your rights. Center for Victims is a separate, non-profit organization that serves the needs of crime victims, witnesses, families and communities impacted by violence.

    Crime Victim Services::
    • Victims: Rights Information
    • Legal Support: Accompaniment & Advocacy
    • Counseling and Therapy
    • Victims Compensation Assistance
    • Offender Release Information & Notification
    • Advocacy
    • Victim Offender Dialogue (Restorative Justice Program)
    Domestic Violence Services::
  • Protection From Abuse Order Assistance
  • Counseling & Safety Planning
  • Children's Advocacy and Counseling
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Sexual Assault Services::
    • Medical Advocacy & Accompaniment
    Visit website for details.
    3433 East Carson Street
    Suite 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, their significant others in cases of sexual/violent crimes including child abuse, rape, robbery, homicide. Will help individuals whose social security checks have been stolen as long as the theft has been reported to the police. Allegheny county residents
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    24-hour hotline
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims - Victim Compensation
    The Pennsylvania Crime Victim Compensation Fund helps relieve the economic hardship that often affects crime victims by reimbursing certain expenses. CV helps clients assess their eligibility and assist in filing claims with the state.
    3433 East Carson Street
    Suite 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, and their significant others who suffered financial loss as a direct result of a crime or violence.
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    24-hour hotline
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims - Advocacy and Accompaniment
    CV's advocates help victims and witnesses navigate various institutions criminal justice, medical, social welfare, and financial compensation - that can be confusing. Advocates inform clients about court and other proceedings and provide much-needed support by accompanying them throughout the process.
    3433 East Carson Street
    Suite 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, and their significant others impacted by any kind of crime or violence.
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    24-hour hotline
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims - Offender Release Notification
    CV administers the program to notify victims of the transfer or release of an offender. CV assists victims with registering for notification services for state and federal facilities.
    3433 East Carson Street
    Suite 300
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, and significant others impacted by crime or violence whose offender is in the Allegheny County Jail.
    Hours: 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a year
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse - Victim/Witness Program
    To identify and protect the rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses. Services Available: Orientation to the Criminal Justice System and/or Juvenile Justice System, Assistance with Intimidation Protections, Notification of Significant Actions and Proceedings, Case Status Information, Appeal Information, Assistance with Victim Impact Statements, Assistance with Restitution Claim Forms, Provide Victim's Rights Notification, Information and assistance relating to filing Crime Victims Compensation, Accompaniment to hospital, police, court, etc. Crises Intervention, Supportive Counseling, Community Referral Assistance with Property Return, Emergency Child Care for Court Purposes, Employer/Creditor Intervention, Transportation for court purposes.
    28 Morgan Avenue
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    *Staff can be accessed via the 24 hour hotline numbers* Staff can also be accessed by calling the office numbers. Elk County, Call (814) 772-3838 and Cameron County, Call (814) 486-1227
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse - PA SAVIN
    Innovative, free, confidential and automated service that helps victims, their friends and/or family along with any concerned citizen track the status of an offender, housed in a COUNTY jail within the Commonwealth. Allows Pennsylvania residents to receive real-time information about an offender's custody status, such as an inmate's release, transfer or escape.
    28 Morgan Avenue
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    *Working remotely and staff can be accessed via the 24 hour hotline numbers*
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse - Sexual Assault Services
    Crisis and ongoing counseling and support for victims of sexual assault Accompaniment to hospital, police, and court.
    28 Morgan Avenue
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    Eligibility: Call for information.
    Hours: 24/7
    Clearfield County Victim Witness Program
    Clearfield County Victim Witness Program
    Provides information and assistance to victims and witnesses of crime. Offers specialized services to families of homicide by vehicle and murder victim families, including a support group. Victim's Compensation Program: for victuims of a personal injury crime. It can help pay doctor bills, hospital bills, lost earnings, costs of wheelchairs and mileage to doctor's appointments. In homicide cases where the victim had no insurance, it can help pay for the funeral. People may be eligible for compensation even if an arrest is not made; they must have filed a police report. Services: --Assistance with restitution --Supplying information on case status --Crisis counseling --Accompaniment to court proceedings --Courtroom orientation --Employer/creditor intervention --State and local correctional institutional facility release notification --Criminal justice support and advocacy --Assistance with property returns
    230 East Market Street
    Courthouse Annex Suite 210
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: 24/7
    County Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Clinton County Government
    Clinton County Government - Victim/Witness Program
    The Clinton County Victim/Witness Office provides information, assistance and advocacy to all victims and witnesses. The mission of the Victim/Witness Office is to ensure the rights of crime victims are protected and that the criminal justice system treats crime victims and witnesses with fairness, compassion, dignity, and respect.

    The Victim/Witness Coordinator will assist you in your understanding of the criminal justice process and your rights and responsibilities as a crime victim.
    230 East Water Street
    Suite 104
    Lock Haven, PA 17745
    Hours: Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:00 am to 5:00pm; Wed 8:00 am to 12:30 pm; Commissioners' meeting Thurs 10:00 am; Commissioners' work sessions Mon mornings; Open to the public.
    Clinton County Government
    Clinton County Victim/Witness Office
    Victim/Witness Office provides information, assistance and advocacy to all victims and witnesses. The mission of the Victim/Witness Office is to ensure the rights of crime victims are protected and that the criminal justice system treats crime victims and witnesses with fairness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
    217 North Jay Street
    Lock Haven, PA 17745
    Eligibility: Residents of Clinton county.
    Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm Wed: 8:00am - 12:30pm
    Community Action
    Community Action - Main Office - Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention
    Helps domestic violence victims and their children remain safe by providing emergency shelter, 24- hour hotline, community and school educational programs, options counseling, legal advocacy, and group support.
    105 Grace Way
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
    Eligibility: Domestic violence victims and their children.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Coumbia County Victim Witness Program
    Victim Witness Program - Columbia County
    Columbia County Victim/Witness Program is a free program to assists Adult and Juvenile Crime Victims with the rights and services to which they are entitled under the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Bill of Rights and the standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
    * PA State Automated Victim information notification.
    * Victims registered with the OVA will receive a variety of notifications regarding the status of the inmate, including but not limited to the inmate’s consideration for pre-release into a community corrections center, vocational training programs, furloughs, parole consideration, and inmate escape and recapture.
    * Restitution claims and Victim Compensation Assistance Program applications.
    35 West Main Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Eligibility: Crime Victims residing in Columbia County.
    Hours: Monday 8:00am to 4:30pm through Friday 8:00 to 4:30pm
    County of Lancaster
    Victim/Witness Services

    Services include:

    - Educating victims and witnesses of crimes about their rights and the proper procedures to follow

    - Assistance with completing applications to Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Expenses that may be paid include: Medical, Counseling, Loss of Earnings or Support, Stolen Cash Benefits and Funeral Expenses.

    - Provides information and referral to victims and witnesses for services such as emergency housing, transportation and child care

    - Gives pre-trial tours of the Courthouse

    - Provides emotional support to victims and witnesses

    - Promotes public awareness of the need for victim services and the need for recognition of the rights of victims of crime
    50 North Duke Street
    Fifth floor
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Victims of and witnesses to crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County - Sexual Assault Services
    24 hour hotline, free and confidential counseling, accompaniment to an ER (Hospital) or police station, court accompaniment, assistance with filing for victim's compensation, assistance with restitution, assistance with victim impact statements, and community education.
    125 West 18th Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: All victims of sexual violence.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County - Victim Services
    Adult and Juvenile Court accompaniment, restitution assistance, crime victim compensation assistance, PA SAVIN (Pennsylvania Victim Notification Service), local and state parole and release notification.
    125 West 18th Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Any crime victim, witness, family member, or acquaintance.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County - Crime Victim's Compensation
    VCAP, administered by Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), helps victims and their families ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of a crime. Although compensation will not erase the fact that the crime has occurred, it can help victims to begin the healing and recovery process. CVC Victim Advocates can assist clients in determining eligibility and gathering the necessary paperwork.
    135-137 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19382
    Eligibility: The only requirement for eligibility for CVC's services is that you are a victim or impacted by crime.
    Hours: 24/7
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County - Accompaniment and Advocacy
    CVC Advocates provide accompaniment to court proceedings, police or DA interviews, medical procedures or appointments and civil procedures like a protection from abuse hearing for victims of crime, their families and/or significant others to provide in person support during these sometimes difficult events.
    135-137 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19382
    Eligibility: The only requirement for eligibility for CVC's services is that you are a victim or impacted by crime.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Hotline: 24/7
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County - Victim Notification Services
    Victim Notification Services offers an automated statewide notification system for crime victims.If the offender is serving time in a state or county prison, victims can register for Pennsylvania SAVIN. SAVIN is an innovative, free, confidential and automated service that helps victims, their friends and/or family along with any concerned citizen track the status of an offender within the Commonwealth.
    135-137 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19382
    Eligibility: Anyone who has been a victim of a crime
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County - Services for Crime Victims - Support
    CVC strives to support and empower victims of crime/violence and their families through our comprehensive Direct Services Program. Services include accompaniment/advocacy to medical, police, and legal procedures, as well as supportive counseling and crisis response. Because suicide is still listed as a crime in Pennsylvania, those who lose a loved one to suicide may utilize free services at the Crime Victims Center.
    135-137 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19382
    Eligibility: The only requirement for eligibility for CVC's services is that you are a victim or impacted by crime.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Hotline: 24/7
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County - Victims Compensation Assistance
    Provides victims and their families ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of crime. Anyone is eligible if the crime occurred in Pennsylvania. The crime was reported to law enforcement or a Protection from Abuse Order was filed.
    6 Oliver Road
    Oliver Square Plaza, Suite 108
    Uniontown, PA 15401
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County - Medical and Legal Accompaniment for Crime Victims
    Qualified advocates are available to accompany the victims to the hospital and all legal proceedings. Provides emotional support, explains procedures and can accompany the victim throughout this entire process.
    6 Oliver Road
    Oliver Square Plaza, Suite 108
    Uniontown, PA 15401
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

    Providing nonjudgmental support and services to victims of all violence including sexual assault, their families and significant others.
    - Groups offered include a rape survivors group, children's support group, pre-adolescent group, teen support group, parents of sexually abused children support group, adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse group, male survivor's group and a homicide survivors group.
    - Other services include trained counselors who can accompany victims of violence to the emergency room, police departments or to court. Individual and support group counseling are available.
    - Also offers education and resources on crime victimization and prevention for interested individuals and groups.

    Easton Office
    1555 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042
    610-250-6314 Fax
    2132 South 12th Street
    Suite 101
    Allentown, PA 18103
    Eligibility: Individuals of any age who have been the victim of or witness to a crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
    Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County - Domestic Violence Shelter Services
    24 hour hotline, temporary emergency shelter for individuals fleeing abuse, transitional housing apartments with residency for up to two years, Protection From Abuse (PFA) screenings and accompaniment, individual and group counseling and workshops for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, 24-hour medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment. System and individual advocacy, assistance to victims of juvenile offenders, assistance to victims of other serious crimes with emphasis on the elderly. Community education including a speakers bureau for groups, churches, civic organizations and others, prevention education in all nine county schools, training for professionals.
    1218 West State Street
    New Castle, PA 16101
    Hours: Hotline answers 24 / 7 / 365
    Cumberland County Victim Services Division
    Cumberland County DA's Office Victim Services Division - West Shore Office
    Information about the criminal justice system and the Victim Bill of Rights. Accompaniment to all criminal hearings. Referrals to area agencies. Notification of case status. Assistance with Victim Impact Statements, State Crime Compensation Claims, and restitution claims, Advocacy for victim rights. Registration for victim services at County and State prisons. Homicide support groups.
    2120 Market Street
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Eligibility: Any adult or juvenile who is a victim or witness of a crime
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Cumberland County Victim Services Division
    Cumberland County DA's Office Victim Services Division
    Information about the criminal justice system and the Victim Bill of Rights. Accompaniment to all criminal hearings. Referrals to area agencies. Notification of case status. Assistance with Victim Impact Statements, State Crime Compensation Claims, and restitution claims, Advocacy for victim rights. Registration for victim services at County and State prisons. Homicide support groups. Satellite office in Camp Hill (2120 Market St).
    1 Courthouse Square
    Room 201
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: Any adult or juvenile who is a victim or witness of a crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Dauphin County District Attorney
    Dauphin County District Attorney - Crime Victim Compensation Act
    Assistance with filing claims for monetary compensation and medical expenses, etc.
    Dauphin County Courthouse - Second Floor
    101 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Eligibility: Victims of a crime occurring in Dauphin County.
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance - Crime Victim Support
    Empowering and assisting crime victims, witnesses and significant others in reconstructing their lives through advocacy, support, information and referrals
    25 South Front Street
    7th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Eligibility: Any victim or witness involved with the Dauphin County justice and PFA system.
    Hours: Call for information
    Divine Intervention Ministries
    Divine Intervention Ministries
    Divine Intervention Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization whose primary focus is to help families who have lost a loved one to a violent crime. Dedicated to providing currently and formerly incarcerated adults and at-risk youth with coodinated resources that will connect them to supportive services and job training opportunities focusing on restoring and realizing their maximum potential spiritually, physically, and economically.
    2203 Centre Avenue
    Second Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Hours: Phone calls received 24 hrs. (Leave Message)
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Counseling Services
    Provides immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, and referral, available 24/7. Offers short/long term therapeutic counseling geared towards addressing the emotional barriers that make it difficult to leave an abusive relationship.
    Options Counseling - DAP counselors speak with an individual about domestic violence education, safety planning, and information and referral.
    Short Term and Long Term Counseling - Sessions address the emotional barriers and traumatic experiences associated with abusive relationships.
    14 West 2nd Street
    Media, PA 19063
    Eligibility: Anyone affected by domestic violence and residing in Delaware County
    Hours: Hotline: 24/7

    Walk in hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Domestic Violence Service Center
    Domestic Violence Service Center - Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)
    Provides court advocacy and accompaniment related to Protection From Abuse Orders.
    PO Box 2177
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18703
    Eligibility: battered women and their children
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society - Main Office - PPC Violence Free Network
    Services Provided Include:
    Emergency Temporary Shelter
    , 24-Hour Hotline 1-800-243-4944
    , Crisis intervention, short-term Counseling
    , First Response Team and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
    , PFA Assistance
    , Accompaniment
    , Community Education Programs
    , School Prevention Education Programs
    , Legal and Medical Advocacy

    . Also accept donations and volunteers.
    716 East Second Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and other serious crime.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Government
    Victims are provided with:
    • An Orientation to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems
    • Accompaniment to Court Proceedings
    • Assistance with Filing a Crime Victims Compensation Claim
    • Assistance with Preparing a Victim Impact Statement
    • Notification of Case Status
    • Enrollment in the State and Local Correctional Release Notification Programs
    • Prior Comment on Possibility of Reducing or Dropping Charges
    • Community Referrals
    157 Lincoln Way East
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Any victim of a personal injury crime, or burglary that occurred in Franklin County including: victims of DUI, survivors of homicide victims, and robbery.
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Juvenile Probation
    Victim Services in Franklin County help to make the entire Juvenile Justice process more understandable and less stressful for the victims and witnesses of juvenile crime. To this end, the Victims' Services Coordinator is the advocate and guide for victims and witnesses as their case makes its way through the Juvenile Justice System.

    Services Include:
  • Accompaniment to Court
    • Orientation to the Juvenile Justice System
    • Court Preparation
    • Advocacy
    • Notification of all phases of the case
    • Assistance with completing Victim's Assistance Compensation Program (VCAP) Forms
    • Assistance with preparing a Victim Impact Statement
  • 425 Franklin Farm Lane
    Chambersburg, PA 17202
    Eligibility: Youths, who are ages 10-18 who have been charged with a delinquent offense.
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    HAVEN - Helping Abuse and Violence End Now
    HAVEN - Advocacy for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
    Advocates are available to work with survivors in order to achieve their goals. They help domestic and sexual violence survivors navigate many of the systems for assistance.
    48 East Ave
    Wellsboro, PA 16901
    Helping All Victims In Need
    Helping All Victims in Need - Domestic Violence Program
    Provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy and accompaniment, transportation to shelter, education, and outreach. All services are free and confidential.
    325 Arch Street
    Kittanning, PA 16201
    Eligibility: None
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Helping All Victims In Need
    Helping All Victims In Need - Legal and Medical Advocacy for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse
    Provides legal and medical advocacy assistance with protection from abuse orders for victims of domestic and sexual assault.
    325 Arch Street
    Kittanning, PA 16201
    Eligibility: None
    Hours: 24/7,Business office Monday-Friday 8-4
    Jefferson County Victim Witness
    Jefferson County Victim Witness
    Assists victims and witnesses of crimes. Offers many types of service to help indivivduals through the process.
    200 Main Street
    Brookville, PA 15825
    Eligibility: Victims and witnesses of crimes
    Hours: Call for more information
    Jewish Family Service of NEPA
    Jewish Family Services NEPA - Holocaust Survivors Assistance
    Provides counseling to victims and survivors of nazi persecution
    615 Jefferson Avenue
    Suite 204
    Scranton, PA 18510
    Eligibility: Anybody affected by nazi persecution is eligible
    Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
    Juniata County Crime Victim Services
    Juniata County Crime Victim Services
    - Crime/case notification to victims/witnesses
    - Accompaniment to criminal and juvenile proceedings

    - Case management for victims of crimes
    - Information/referral information and resources in the community
    - Crisis and supportive counseling for victims of crime
    - Victim impact statement development and assistance
    - Restitution information and assistance
    - Victims compensation assistance program information and assistance

    - Legal advocacy
    - Liasion with district attorney and law enforcement for criminal proceedings
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    Crime victim prevention presentations and training
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    Registration for notification of offenders release, escape, or transfer from prison
    1 North Main Street
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Eligibility: Anyone
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Lebanon County District Attorney's Office
    Lebanon County District Attorney's Office - Lebanon County Victim/Witness Services
    Helps crime victims and witnesses navigate through the criminal justice system. Victims have the right to be notified of court proceedings, to have plea input, to provide a victim impact statement to the court, to request restitution or victim's compensation, and to be accompanied to all court proceedings by an advocate. This program is on call 24 hours per day 7 days per week to provide immediate assistance to victims of crimes.
    400 South 8th Street
    Room 11
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Any victim of a crime in Lebanon County
    Hours: Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Victim/witness program is on call 24/7 to provide immediate assistance to victims of crimes
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Lehigh County Government Center
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    County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet.

    610-782-3000 Information and Referral
    610-782-3001 County Executive
    610-782-4600 Emergency Management
    610-782-3014 Court Administration
    610-782-3270 Prison
    610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office
    610-782-3175 Sheriff
    610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation
    17 South Seventh Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
    Eligibility: Residents of Lehigh County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Luzerne County District Attorney
    Luzerne County District Attorney - Victim/Witness Services
    The Victim/Witness Services Unit serves as a liason from the District Attorney's Office to the victims of crime, additionally interacting with Adult and Juvenile Probation, Luzerne County Correctional Facility, and police departments throughout Luzerne County. The Victim/Witness Services Unit also works with victims whose Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders have been violated.
    200 North River Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
    Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Mifflin County Crime Victim Services
    Mifflin County Crime Victim Services
    Identify and protect the rights of crime victims and witnesses rights by ensuring that the victims are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect during criminal proceedings.
    20 North Wayne Street
    Mifflin County Courthouse, DA's Office
    Lewistown, PA 17044
    Eligibility: All victims who have been affected by crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
    MADD - Victim Advocacy
    MADD Victim Advocates are trained and certified to assist victims with the criminal justice proceedings and, in many cases, will accompany victims to court. Victim advocates are there for grief support and may well provide a list of local professional counselors, civil attorneys and clergy who are skilled at working with crash victims. A victim advocate is available to help the victim apply for financial assistance through the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund; inform a victim about drunk driving laws and victim rights; monitor a court case against the defendant; assist in preparing a victim impact statement; represent a family by providing statements to the media; and help with the development of probation conditions if the offender does not go to prison.
    408 East Fourth Street
    Suite 106
    Bridgeport, PA 19405
    Network of Victim Assistance
    Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Victim Advocacy
    Provides advocacy, navigation and accompaniment for victims of abuse as they navigate the criminal justice system. Includes criminal justice navigation, police interview accompaniment, court accompaniment, post-conviction support and victim compensation assistance program claim filing.
    2370 York Road
    Suite B1
    Jamison, PA 18929
    Eligibility: The Crime occurred in Bucks County.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Network of Victim Assistance
    Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Victim Counseling
    Provides outpatient counseling for victims of crime, violence or abuse. Modalities include individual and group treatment, trauma-informed counseling, support groups, Trauma-sensitive Yoga and EMDR.
    2370 York Road
    Suite B1
    Jamison, PA 18929
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Network of Victim Assistance
    Network of Victim Assistance - Hotline
    Professional staff and trained volunteers provide support to victims and their families helping them to deal with the initial trauma victimization may cause.
    2370 York Road
    Suite B1
    Jamison, PA 18929
    Eligibility: Bucks County residents only
    Hours: 24/7
    Northampton County District Attorney
    Northampton County District Attorney
    To prosecute all violations of Pennsylvania Criminal Law within the Northampton County's geographic boundaries.
    669 Washington Street
    Northampton County Courthouse
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: Violators of Pennsylvania criminal law
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Northampton County Government Center
    Northampton County Government Center

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    County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor.

    610-559-3000 Information and Referral
    610-559-3191 County Executive
    610-746-3194 Emergency Management
    610-559-6700 Court Administration
    610-923-4303 Prison
    610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office
    610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation Program
    669 Washington Street
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: Anyone residing within one of the municipalities that make up Northampton County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Northeast Victim Service
    Northeast Victim Service - Victim Assistance
    Northeast Victim Service is a non-profit agency. Our services are free. Our mission is to help the victims and witnesses of crime in our community.
    Our advocates are expert at understanding your needs and helping you to find the best assistance available.
    Let us help you...
    - understand and participate in the criminal justice system;
    - follow up with the Philadelphia Police and District Attorney;
    - find the right agency, government or private, to serve you;
    - recover from the financial and emotional effects of the crime;
    - apply for a federally-funded Crime Victim Compensation program.

    You, as a victim of crime, have legal rights in our system of justice.
    16 Old Ashton Road
    Suite 5
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Northeast Victim Service
    Northeast Victim Service - Community Education
    Northeast Victim Service has been helping the victims and witnesses of crime in Northeast Philadelphia since 1992. We have a responsibility to explain victims’ rights and services within our community. We welcome the opportunity to participate in community events and civic forums. Please contact Northeast Victim Service about public presentations of your rights and our services.
    16 Old Ashton Road
    Suite 5
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Office of Victims' Services
    Office of Victims' Services - Victims Compensation Assistance Program
    Provides financial assistance to victims of crime and their families who have suffered an out-of-pocket loss as a direct result of a crime.

    Compensation benefits could include: medical expenses, loss of earnings, stolen benefit cash, funeral expenses, loss of support (homicide cases only), crime-scene cleanup expenses, relocation expenses and counseling expenses.
    3101 North Franklin Street
    Victims Compensation Assistance
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Crime occurred in PA; Reported within 72 hrs; Victim was not engaged in illegal activity; Claim filed within 2 years from the date of the crime
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Clarion County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    Staff and/or direct service volunteers can accompany victims/ survivors through medical examinations related to sexual violence and any appointments for medical follow-up. Staff are also available to accompany victims/survivors through any legal proceedings related to their sexual assault. This includes police interviews, preliminary hearings, trials, sentencing, etc. In addition, clients will be kept apprised of the progress of their case through the criminal justice system and assisted with the preparation of victim impact statements.
    415A Wood Street
    Clarion, PA 16214
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: 24/7
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Clearfield County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    Staff and/or direct service volunteers can accompany victims/ survivors through medical examinations related to sexual violence and any appointments for medical follow-up. Staff are also available to accompany victims/survivors through any legal proceedings related to their sexual assault. Includes police interviews, preliminary hearings, trials, sentencing, etc. In addition, clients will be kept apprised of the progress of their case through the criminal justice system and assisted with the preparation of victim impact statements.
    90 Beaver Drive
    Suite 212D
    DuBois, PA 15801
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: 24/7
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Jefferson County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    Staff and/or direct service volunteers can accompany victims/ survivors through medical examinations related to sexual violence and any appointments for medical follow-up. Staff are also available to accompany victims/survivors through any legal proceedings related to their sexual assault. This includes police interviews, preliminary hearings, trials, sentencing, etc. In addition, clients will be kept apprised of the progress of their case through the criminal justice system and assisted with the preparation of victim impact statements.
    18 Western Avenue
    Rooms 108 and 110
    Brookville, PA 15825
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: 24/7
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - Dauphin County Sexual Assault Victim Services
    Provides mmediate and long term services. Works to create sexual violence awareness and prevention education within communities. Accompany/meets with victims of sexual assault to any hospital and/or police station (Covid visitor policies may impact this service). Counseling services are offered in-person and remotely/virtually. Legal advocacy is also available throughout court proceedings as well as assistance in filing Sexual Violence Protection Orders. Community awareness trainings/educational opportunities are also available.
    2101 North Front Street
    Building 2
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Victim/Survivor of sexual assault
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30pm
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
    PAVictimsHelp.org
    Provides access to legal information on topics related to victims of crime.
    118 Locust Street
    The Lousie Brookins Building
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Hours: Monday through Saturday, noon to 8:00pm
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence - Court Advocates
    WOAR’s Court Advocates are trained to be helpful to child and adult sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors at all stages of the court process. The courtroom can be confusing and frightening and court procedures hard to understand. The WOAR Court Advocates provide court accompaniment, emotional support, legal information and advocacy.

    In some cases, family members of the victim/witness may be sequestered (removed from the courtroom) during the testimony of the victim/witness. The anxiety and stress of being away from the witness can be lessened knowing that she or he has the comforting and caring presence of the WOAR Court Advocates.

    The WOAR Court Advocates and the Assistant District Attorney (ADA) work together to reassure and support the child, teen, or adult survivor. Also, WOAR Court Advocates can assist with counseling referrals.
    1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
    Suite 800
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Hours: Please Call
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence - SAFE BARS Philly
    SAFE BARS Philly is a training program conducted by WOAR instructors for bar owners, employees, and interested patrons and is designed to identify and eliminate potential sexual aggression or violence

    Bars, clubs, and restaurants trained by Safe Bars reap many benefits.

    --Promotion: WOAR promotes our Certified SAFE BARS on our website, social media, and pamphlets. WOAR will also provide your establishment with a SAFE BARS window decal to enhance your bar’s image as a welcoming place.

    --Customer + staff satisfaction: As a SAFE BAR, you actively show your customers and staff your commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment.

    --Staff preparedness: As a SAFE BAR your staff has a greater range of strategies to use in addressing unwanted sexual aggression directed at themselves or at patrons. With staff more able to notice and deal with problems early, sexual aggression can be stopped before getting to the point where you need to file an incident report.
    1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
    Suite 800
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Safe Berks
    Legal Services
    Assistance with requesting Temporary Protection orders; Police interview and court accompaniment; Campus advocate; Assistance with Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) applications
    255 Chestnut Street
    Reading, PA 19602
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Safe Berks
    Medical Advocacy
    On-site advocates at Tower Health/Reading Hospital, Penn State Health St. Joseph, and Berks Community Health Center; Immediate response to medical advocacy calls; immediate access to Safe Berks info, advocacy, safety planning and shelter; specialized education to healthcare providers
    255 Chestnut Street
    Reading, PA 19602
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Safe Journey
    Safe Journey - Domestic and Dating Violence Services - Protection From Abuse(PFA)
    Provides Protection From Abuse (PFA) assistance, accompaniment and transportation.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: 24/7
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.
    Phone Listings
    401 North Second Street
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    Eligibility: Open to the public, anyone residing within one of the municipalities, boroughs, townships, that make up Schuylkill County.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30 pm
    Sullivan County Victim Services
    Sullivan County Victim Services - Accompaniment
    Offer support and information to prepare clients for a variety of appointments or legal proceedings that may be necessary to attend as a result of crime. Advocates are able to provide medical and legal accompaniment.
    651 Main Street
    Laporte, PA 18626
    Eligibility: Crime and abuse victims
    Hours: Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Sullivan County Victim Services
    Sullivan County Victim Services - Crime Victim Compensation
    Advocates are able to assist clients who qualify apply for crime victim compensation. Victims may qualify for monetary funds to help compensate for items like lost wages, medical expenses, therapeutic counseling, crime scene clean up, and other crime related losses.
    651 Main Street
    Laporte, PA 18626
    Eligibility: Crime victims
    Hours: Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    The Open Link
    The Open Link - Domestic Violence Advocacy and Court Accompaniment
    The Open Link provides victims of domestic violence with assistance navigating through the legal system. Court advocates cannot provide legal advice or representation for clients in civil and criminal cases.

    Advocates can provide the following services:
    - Assistance with legal options for domestic violence victims.
    - Court accompaniment to preliminary hearings (district court level).
    - Systems advocacy to effect social change.
    452 Penn Street
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
    Eligibility: Upper Perkiomen School District residents (East Greenville, Green Lane, Hereford, Palm, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Upper Hanover, Marlborough); Montgomery County, PA
    Hours: Program hours vary please call.
    Administrative Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Domestic Violence Agency/Support Services

    Provides counseling, support groups, court advocacy and safe housing when fleeing abuse to victims of domestic violence. The hotline is available 24 hours a day to callers and is the first step for accessing all services.

    Court advocates provide orientation to the criminal justice system, explain the process of obtaining a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, and provide court accompaniment to victims during PFA hearings and at criminal or contempt proceedings.

    Provides training programs on domestic violence for businesses, police officers, clergy, health care providers and other social service agency staff as well as prevention programs to youth.
    444 East Susquehanna Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    Eligibility: Victims of abuse and their children, supportive counseling for friends and family of survivors
    Hours: 24 Hours; Administration building: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Victim Outreach Intervention Center
    Victim Outreach Intervention Center - Domestic Violence Support Services
    Provides free, confidential services to individuals and families who are survivors of crime. Services include emergency domestic violence shelter, crisis services, transitional and supportive housing, medical and legal advocacy, civil legal representation, counseling for adults and children, and prevention education.
    111 South Cliff Street
    Suite 1-A
    Butler, PA 16001
    Eligibility: Survivor of crime or significant other of a survivor of crime (includes, parents, minor children, spouses, and other family members)
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Hotline answered 24/7
    Victim Services
    Victim Services - Crime Victim Support
    Various assistance for crime victims and their families.
    638 Ferndale Avenue
    Johnstown, PA 15905
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Victim Services
    Victim Services - Somerset - Crime Victim Support
    Advocacy and support services for crime victims and their loved ones.
    218 North Kimberly Avenue
    Somerset, PA 15501
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Education
    Education and awareness are the first steps toward prevention of serious crimes, such as child abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment. VSC provides educational programs for students, parents and professionals at schools, workplaces, community centers, etc.
    Programs such as:
    - Risk reduction/safety education programs for children from pre-k to college age
    - Safety Rangers, a 10 week after school safety education program
    - College, community and professional training to law enforcement, medical personnel, community centers, teachers, etc.
    - Mandated Reporter Training approved for schools by the PA Department of Education to meet ACT 126 Mandatory Reporter Training Requirements for educators.
    By educating both children and adults, VSC strives to create a safe society free from violence. By increasing awareness and communication, our educational programs can help to reduce the risk of crime in your school and your community.
    325 Swede Street
    2nd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Evening appointments
    Crisis Hotline: 24/7
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County - Counseling - Montgomery; Norristown
    VSC provides free and confidential counseling services for victims of crime, their family members and friends. Some counseling options available include:

    - Individual Counseling: Empowerment/Strengths-based counseling which recognizes the survivor's strength and resiliency and works to build new coping skills around existing strengths.

    - Support Group Counseling:
    Homicide Support Group
    Adolescent Sexual Assault Support Group
    Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault
    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault/Abuse
    Parents/Significant Others of Child Sexual Assault/Abuse

    - Child Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy Program: This program provides free, long-term therapy to abused children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to process their trauma in a professional, therapeutic environment. The staff also works with the non-offending caregivers of these children, involving them in their child's healing.
    325 Swede Street
    2nd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level. Client must either be a resident of Montgomery County or the crime had to have occurred in Montgomery County. Victims do not have to report crime to law enforcement to receive services from VSC.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Evening appointments available
    Crisis Hotline: 24/7
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Crime Victims Law Project
    Crime Victims Law Project (CVLP) provides victims of sexual
    violence, dating violence and stalking receive pro bono legal representation for matters including (but not limited to): Protection from Abuse Orders (PFAs), Child Custody/Visitation, Spousal Support/Alimony, Divorce, Landlord/Tenant issues, etc.
    325 Swede Street
    2nd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level. Client must either be a resident of Montgomery County or the crime had to have occurred in Montgomery County. Victims do not have to report crime to law enforcement to receive services from VSC. Victims must be existing VSC client to be eligible for legal services.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm,
    Evening appointments available
    Crisis Hotline: 24/7
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Advocacy
    Advocates at VSC are available to act as a liaison within the criminal justice system and to provide support, encouragement, information and assistance to victims of crime and their significant others. VSC has a strict policy of confidentiality. State law requires us to protect information shared by sexual assault survivors.

    Advocacy Services
    - Inform victim/survivor's of their rights (Victim Bill of Rights - Act 111 of 1998)
    - Crisis Intervention
    - In-person advocacy and support during criminal justice proceedings
    - Hospital, court and police accompaniments
    - Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
    - Assistance with filing for Victims Compensation
    - Assistance with Crime Victim Notification Program
    - Information and referrals to appropriate community resources

    The VSC advocate is committed to ensuring that:
    - The victim/survivor is treated with dignity, compassion and respect during the course of the criminal proceeding;
    - The victim/survivor has full knowledge of their rights as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania;
    - The victim/survivor is fully informed during each step of the process; and
    - The victim/survivors permission is sought prior to any action taken.
    325 Swede Street
    2nd Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility: VSC serves all residents of Montgomery County regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender or income level. Client must either be a resident of Montgomery County or the crime had to have occurred in Montgomery County. Victims do not have to report crime to law enforcement to receive services from VSC.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Evening appointments available
    Crisis Hotline: 24/7
    Victim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia
    Victim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia - Crime Victim/Witness Support
    Assists victims and witnesses of crime. Services include case status information, referrals to social service agencies, assistance with filing for crime victim's compensation.
    1800 Jackson Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Eligibility: Victims of witnesses of crimes in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 17th Police Districts of Philadelphia
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Victims Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties
    Victims Intervention Program - Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy
    Provides Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes.

    Legal Advocacy includes accompaniment with transportation to Court, Legal proceedings, Legal Aid Agency, Police, and Social Service Agencies; Assistance in filing Protection from Abuse Orders(PFA), Protection from Intimidation
    Order(PFI) and Protections from Sexual Violence
    Orders(SVO); Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation claims and support with legal issues, i.e. divorce, child custody, child support.

    Medical advocacy includes assistance with making medical appointments and accompaniment with transportation to hospitals, doctors and medical professionals.
    P.O. Box 986
    Honesdale, PA 18431
    Eligibility: Victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are for all men, women and children who are fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking.
    Hours: 24 Hour Service
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    24-hour telephone hotline crisis intervention.
    1001 Mahoning Street
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Accompaniment and Assistance
    Victims of sexual violence and other serious crimes or their family/friends can request accompaniment and assistance with a variety of paperwork and proceedings. A counselor/advocate is available to accompany and provide support to a victim when they go to the hospital to receive emergency treatment, when reporting the crime to the police, when completing victim impact statements or when appearing for legal proceedings. Additionally, an advocate can assist with filing an order for Protection from Intimidation (PFI), and Protection of Victims of Sexual Assault (PSVI), and victim compensation claims.
    1001 Mahoning Street
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Eligibility: Crime Victims, Survivors and their families.
    Hours: 12/7/365
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    24-hour telephone hotline crisis intervention.
    360 East End Center
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Accompaniment and Assistance
    Victims of sexual violence and other serious crime or their family/friends can request accompaniment and assistance with a variety of paperwork and proceedings. A counselor/advocate is available to accompany and provide support to a victim when they go to the hospital to receive emergency treatment, when reporting the crime to the police, when completing victim impact statements or when appearing for legal proceedings. Additionally, an advocate can assist with filing an order for Protection from Abuse (PFA)-IN WYOMING COUNTY, Protection from Intimidation (PFI), and Protection of Victims of Sexual Assault (PSVI), restitution claims, and victim compensation claims in all 3 counties.
    360 East End Center
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    24-hour telephone hotline crisis intervention.
    In Wyoming County -an advocate can assist with filing an order for Protection from Abuse (PFA).
    119 Warren Street
    Tunkhannock, PA 18657
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Accompaniment and Assistance
    Victims of sexual violence and other serious crime or their family/friends can request accompaniment and assistance with a variety of paperwork and proceedings. A counselor/advocate is available to accompany and provide support to a victim when they go to the hospital to receive emergency treatment, when reporting the crime to the police, when completing victim impact statements or when appearing for legal proceedings. Additionally, an advocate can assist with filing an order for Protection from Abuse (PFA), Protection from Intimidation (PFI), and Protection of Victims of Sexual Assault (PSVI), restitution claims, and victim compensation claims.
    119 Warren Street
    Tunkhannock, PA 18657
    Hours: 24/7/365
    Warren County Crime Victims' Program
    Warren County Crime Victims’ Program
    Community based program through A Safe Place. Provides support services such as accompaniment, courtroom orientation, victims' rights notification, and other services to victims of crime as they proceed through the criminal and/or juvenile court system.
    204 Fourth Avenue
    Warren, PA 16365
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Washington County Court of Common Pleas
    Washington County Court of Common Pleas - Crime Victim / Witness Assistance Program
    Offers medical and legal advocacy services to all victims of violent crime, particularly rape, sexual assault, and incest; post trial advocacy, intervention and support counseling, explanations of criminal justice system, court accompaniment upon request, social service referrals, and pastoral care for victims. Assistance with and monitoring of PA Crime Victim Compensation claims.
    1 South Main Street
    Washington County Courthouse
    Washington , PA 15301
    Eligibility: Victims, witnesses, and their families in cases of robbery, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, and homicide. All ages are served.
    Hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday
    Women In Need - Chambersburg
    Women In Need
    Provides advocacy and accompaniment through the criminal and civil court system. In criminal court, WIN Legal Advocates assist victims as they go through different court proceedings, explaining court procedures and informing them about the progress of their case. The Legal Advocates can also assist victims through the criminal process by accompanying them to the Police Department and/or District Attorney's Office.

    In addition to criminal court accompaniment, Legal Advocates are also available to assist victims of abuse in completing a Protection from Abuse Order, or PFA. The advocates work through the PFA questionnaire with the victims, assist them in scheduling an appointment with the attorney to complete the PFA paperwork, and advocate for them through the civil proceeding in PFA court.
    1280 Progress Road
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Any victim of sexual assault or domestic violence regardless of age or sex.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Women's Center of Beaver County
    Women's Center of Beaver County - Medical and Legal Advocacy
    Provide 24 hour helpline, counseling, emergency shelter, court and hospital accompaniment, support groups, adult, professionals and children’s educational programs, children’s counseling and therapy services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. No cost services.
    Confidential Address
    Hours: 24/7
    Women's Center of Columbia/Montour
    The Women's Center of Columbia/Montour - Medical Advocacy
    One of five programs in the state to have developed a protocol to handle and recognize the signs/symptoms of domestic violence and its victims in the emergency department.
    111 North Market St
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Eligibility: All services are free and confidential.
    Hours: 24/7
    Women's Center of Columbia/Montour
    The Women's Center of Columbia/Montour - Crisis Intervention
    Provides after-hours on site crisis intervention for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. Onsite intervention could be in the home, community or at a medical facility. Additionally, provides education and outreach for all of the community, including healthcare professionals and health system support staff who may encounter victims as part of patient care.
    111 North Market St
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Eligibility: All services are free and confidential.
    Hours: Monday 5:00pm to 12:00am through Sunday 5:00pm to 12:00am, weekends, holidays
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Accompaniment
    COVID-19 UPDATES: WRC is responding to crisis calls via the agencies 24/7 confidential hotline. We are doing face to face appointments. Court representation is limited to emergencies.
    Accompaniment to medical, police, and court proceedings related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Must be victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
    Hours: Office- M-F 8:30am-4:30pm; Hotline- 24 hr/day
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Support Services
    COVID-19 UPDATES: WRC is responding to crisis calls via the agencies 24/7 confidential hotline. We are doing face to face appointments. Court representation is limited to emergencies.
    Professionally trained advocates provide ongoing empowerment counseling, tailored to individual needs, to victims, children and significant others. This includes crisis, economic and educative counseling. Additionally, support groups are held regularly for adults or teens who are survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
    The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center provides legal assistance to program participants, including representation, consultation and court preparation. Services include safety planning, Protection From Abuse orders, child custody, child support, divorce, nuisance ordinances from landlords, evictions, consumer debt, banking and tax issues, immigration issues, and employment cases.
    Confidential Address
    Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Hotline 24/7
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Support Services
    COVID-19 UPDATES: WRC is responding to crisis calls via the agencies 24/7 confidential hotline. We are doing face to face appointments. Court representation is limited to emergencies.
    Professionally trained advocates provide ongoing empowerment counseling, tailored to individual needs, to victims, children and significant others. This includes crisis, economic and educative counseling. Additionally, support groups are held regularly for adults or teens who are survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
    The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center provides legal assistance to program participants, including representation, consultation and court preparation. Services include safety planning, Protection From Abuse orders, child custody, child support, divorce, nuisance ordinances from landlords, evictions, consumer debt, banking and tax issues, immigration issues, and employment cases.
    Confidential Address
    Hours: Mon - Fri; 8:30am to 4:30pm, Hotline 24/7
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Advocacy
    Advocacy for the rights of all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking to be free from harm in their homes, at their work, and on the streets. This includes both legal and economic advocacy.
    confidential
    Montrose, PA 18801
    Eligibility: Must be victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
    Hours: Office- M-F 8:30am-4:30pm; Hotline- 24 hr/day
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Advocacy
    Advocacy for the rights of all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking to be free from harm in their homes, at their work, and on the streets. This includes both legal and economic advocacy.
    confidential
    Scranton, PA 18505
    Eligibility: Must be victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
    Hours: Office- M-F 8:30am-4:30pm; Hotline- 24 hr/day
    Women's Services
    Women's Services
    Provides WSCHAT, Shelter, Counseling, Advocacy, Medical Advocacy Project, Education and Outreach, and also Community Gardens.
    204 Spring Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Eligibility: Female victims of domestic and sexual violence.
    Hours: 24/7
    Women's Services
    Women's Services - Titusville - Legal Advocacy
    Legal Advocacy assists and support for victim of sexual and domestic violence as they go through the criminal or civil legal system. Provide information that will help survivors make informed decisions about the court process.

    125 West Walnut Street
    Titusville, PA 16354
    Eligibility: Victims of domestic and sexual violence.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Friday through Sunday by appt. only
    Call for more information.
    York County Children's Advocacy Center
    York County Children's Advocacy Center
    Mission: The York County Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to reducing the trauma children experience during the investigation of abuse allegations by providing a child-friendly atmosphere, and enabling the child to disclose only one time.

    Forensic Child Interview
    Medical Exams
    28 South Queen Street
    York, PA 17403
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    York County Government - County Administration
    District Attorney, Row Officers - York County
    ARD Program: The ARD Program (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) is a pre-trial diversionary program administered by the District Attorney's Office. After the preliminary hearing is held or waived a defendant may file an application in the District Attorney's Office.

    Private Complaints: With the exception of private bad check complaints, the District Attorney's office must approve all Private Complaints involving either a misdemeanor or felony. A private complaint is one brought by a citizen either without police involvement or where the police declined to get involved. Private Summary citations (minor offenses such as harassment) which are not accepted by a Magisterial District Justice also require approval by the District Attorney.

    Victim/Witness Assistance: It is the responsibility of the Victim/Witness Unit to ensure that victims are provided the rights as defined under the Prosecutor's Responsibilities of the Crime Victims Bill of Rights (Act 111 of 1998).

    PA SAVIN: The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN) is available to anyone who wants to know when an inmate is released from a county or state prison. Registrations are anonymous and can be done on line or by phone. The web site to register is www.vinelink.com or toll free at 1-866-847-1298. If you have any questions or need assistance to register, please call our office at 717-771-9956.
    45 North George Street, 3rd floor
    York, PA 17401
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Your Safe Haven Inc.
    Your Safe Haven - Crime Victim Support
    Helps victims of crimes and their families recover from the trauma of their experience, get medical assistance when required, make their way through the legal system.
    220 South Thomas Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
    YWCA Hanover
    YWCA Hanover - Safe Home
  • 24 hour Confidential Hotline (717)632-0007
    • Referrals made for Temporary or Emergency Safe Shelter
      Please, note: Safe Home is not a shelter in itself.

    • Legal Advocacy, including assistance with filing a Protection From Abuse Order
    • Coordination with other social service agencies that may provide assistance with health, finances, housing, drug/alcohol treatment, support groups, children's services, employment/training, food, furniture, clothing, and more
    • Referral and Support
    • Child Therapy
    • W.E.A.V.E. (Women's Empowerment Against Violent Environments), an Adult Support Group with Free Child Care during group
    • Community Education for all groups, includes Educational Speakers and/or age-appropriate Outreach Materials
    • Volunteer Opportunities (717)637-2125 x 241
    • Accompaniment and/or Transportation to Appointments/Hearings, including civil and criminal hearings
    • Options Counseling and Crisis Response
    • Free childcare if it is needed during a court hearing or legal appointment
    • Needed items, including dead bolts, peep holes, and emergency cell phones
    • Servicios en espanol
  • 23 West Chesnut Street
    Hanover, PA 17331
    Eligibility: Victims of physical and/or emotional abuse
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm
    YWCA of Bradford
    YWCA of Bradford - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
    Provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including: individual options/empowerment counseling, legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment, domestic violence shelter (30-day limit), support groups, children's programming, prevention education programs for schools, community groups, and professional social service providers.
    24 West Corydon Street
    Bradford, PA 16701
    Eligibility: Residents of Northern and Western McKean County. Victim of domestic violence or sexual assault or significant other of victim.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania
    YWCA Northcentral PA - Wise Options
    24/7 safe haven. Offers emergency shelter and transportation for women and their children, and a separate emergency shelter for men and their children. Provides immediate support and information to help clients with crisis and offer follow-up assistance to cope with ongoing related issues. Also offers hospital and court accompaniment Wise Options and is the contact for filing Protection From Abuse orders (PFA)s. Individual and group counseling are provided for adults and children, as well as domestic violence support groups and community education.
    815 West 4th Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: women, men and children dealing with domestic violence/abuse and sexual assault.
    Hours: Office hours: Weekdsay, 7:00am to 5:30pm
    YWCA York
    A Program of YWCA York
  • 24-hour hotline

    • 24-hour accompaniment to hospital

    • Police interview accompaniment

    • Legal advocacy
      Individual and group counseling

    • Art therapy

    • Crime prevention education programs

    • Information & referral

    • Homicide support group

    • Homicide advocate rapid response team

    • York County Alliance Against Sexual Violence

    • Adult survivors of incest support group

    • Suicide survivors support group

    • Teens on the move (T.O.M.) teens doing education and prevention of sexual violence for teens

    • Suicide survivors support group-call Lexi Livelsberger for location
  • Confidential Location
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    Eligibility: Victim of violent crime/sexual assault
    Hours: 24 hours a day
    YWCA York
    YWCA - York - Victim & Suvivor Services
    A Safe Place
    A Safe Place - Accompaniment
    Abuse and Rape Crisis Center
    Abuse and Rape Crisis Center - Transportation
    Abuse Network, Inc.
    Abuse Network, Inc. - Huntingdon County
    Abuse Network, Inc.
    Abuse Network, Inc. - Juniata County
    Abuse Network, Inc.
    Abuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin County
    Adams County Victim Witness Assistance Program
    Adams County Victim Witness Assistance Program
    Alice Paul House
    Alice Paul House - Crime Victim Compensation
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - Families of Murder Victims (FMV)
    Armstrong County Victim/Witness Services
    Armstrong County Victim/Witness Services - Crime Victim Support
    AWARE
    AWARE - Emergency Response
    Beginning Over Foundation
    Beginning Over Foundation
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
    Berks County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Court Accompaniment
    Bradford County Court Administration
    Bradford County District Attorney - Victim Services - Bradford County
    Carbon County Government Center
    Carbon County Government Center
    Center City Crime Victim Services
    Center City Crime Victim Services - Crime Victim Support
    Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
    Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Providing Advocacy for Victimized
    Center for Victims
    Center for Victims
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse - Victim/Witness Program
    Clearfield County Victim Witness Program
    Clearfield County Victim Witness Program
    Clinton County Government
    Clinton County Government - Victim/Witness Program
    Clinton County Government
    Clinton County Victim/Witness Office
    Community Action
    Community Action - Main Office - Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention
    Coumbia County Victim Witness Program
    Victim Witness Program - Columbia County
    County of Lancaster
    Victim/Witness Services
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County - Sexual Assault Services
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
    Crime Victims' Center of Chester County - Crime Victim's Compensation
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County
    Crime Victim's Center of Fayette County - Victims Compensation Assistance
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
    Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
    Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County - Domestic Violence Shelter Services
    Cumberland County Victim Services Division
    Cumberland County DA's Office Victim Services Division - West Shore Office
    Cumberland County Victim Services Division
    Cumberland County DA's Office Victim Services Division
    Dauphin County District Attorney
    Dauphin County District Attorney - Crime Victim Compensation Act
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
    Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance - Crime Victim Support
    Divine Intervention Ministries
    Divine Intervention Ministries
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
    Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Counseling Services
    Domestic Violence Service Center
    Domestic Violence Service Center - Protective/Restraining Orders (PFA)
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society - Main Office - PPC Violence Free Network
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Government
    Franklin County Juvenile Probation
    HAVEN - Helping Abuse and Violence End Now
    HAVEN - Advocacy for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
    Helping All Victims In Need
    Helping All Victims in Need - Domestic Violence Program
    Jefferson County Victim Witness
    Jefferson County Victim Witness
    Jewish Family Service of NEPA
    Jewish Family Services NEPA - Holocaust Survivors Assistance
    Juniata County Crime Victim Services
    Juniata County Crime Victim Services
    Lebanon County District Attorney's Office
    Lebanon County District Attorney's Office - Lebanon County Victim/Witness Services
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Lehigh County Government Center
    Luzerne County District Attorney
    Luzerne County District Attorney - Victim/Witness Services
    Mifflin County Crime Victim Services
    Mifflin County Crime Victim Services
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
    MADD - Victim Advocacy
    Network of Victim Assistance
    Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Victim Advocacy
    Northampton County District Attorney
    Northampton County District Attorney
    Northampton County Government Center
    Northampton County Government Center
    Northeast Victim Service
    Northeast Victim Service - Victim Assistance
    Office of Victims' Services
    Office of Victims' Services - Victims Compensation Assistance Program
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Clarion County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Clearfield County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    PASSAGES, Inc.
    PASSAGES, Inc. - Jefferson County - Legal and Medical Advocacy / Accompaniment
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - Dauphin County Sexual Assault Victim Services
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
    PAVictimsHelp.org
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
    Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence - Court Advocates
    Safe Berks
    Legal Services
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    Schuylkill County Courthouse
    Sullivan County Victim Services
    Sullivan County Victim Services - Accompaniment
    The Open Link
    The Open Link - Domestic Violence Advocacy and Court Accompaniment
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
    Victim Outreach Intervention Center
    Victim Outreach Intervention Center - Domestic Violence Support Services
    Victim Services
    Victim Services - Crime Victim Support
    Victim Services
    Victim Services - Somerset - Crime Victim Support
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Education
    Victim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia
    Victim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia - Crime Victim/Witness Support
    Victims Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties
    Victims Intervention Program - Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    Victims Resource Center
    Victims Resource Center - Crisis Intervention After Hours
    Warren County Crime Victims' Program
    Warren County Crime Victims’ Program
    Washington County Court of Common Pleas
    Washington County Court of Common Pleas - Crime Victim / Witness Assistance Program
    Women In Need - Chambersburg
    Women In Need
    Women's Center of Columbia/Montour
    The Women's Center of Columbia/Montour - Medical Advocacy
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Advocacy
    Women's Resource Center
    Women's Resource Center - Advocacy
    Women's Services
    Women's Services
    Women's Services
    Women's Services - Titusville - Legal Advocacy
    York County Children's Advocacy Center
    York County Children's Advocacy Center
    York County Government - County Administration
    District Attorney, Row Officers - York County
    Your Safe Haven Inc.
    Your Safe Haven - Crime Victim Support
    YWCA Hanover
    YWCA Hanover - Safe Home
    YWCA of Bradford
    YWCA of Bradford - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
    YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania
    YWCA Northcentral PA - Wise Options
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