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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate

March 28, 2016

Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) handles all post-sentencing rights for crime victims. This includes all offenders in Pennsylvania who are serving a state sentence or on state parole or probation, the victims’ rights including input options on parole, inmate release or movement, restitution questions anything that may happen after the offender is sentenced at the local level comes from the OVA.


Pennsylvania has many crime victim organizations at the local level that can assist victims.  To learn more about local county level organizations, click here