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  • March 28

    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. 

  • June 5
    NCVLI, along with the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, and several other victims’ rights advocacy groups, recently submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Sandusky case.  In the brief, NCVLI and its partners argue that the victims should be allowed to proceed by pseudonym for the duration of the trial to protect the victims’ fundamental rights to privacy, protection, and access to the courts.
  • January 31
    The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape works to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault.  Their website has referrals to local service and support providers for victims of sexual violence throughout the state.
  • December 6
    This program provides financial assistance to victims of crime for expenses such as medical and counseling costs, loss of earnings, loss of support, stolen cash, relocation, funeral, or crime scene cleanup.
  • September 13
    The Commission works with key stakeholders to assess current practices of our justice systems and victims’ services and then advances policy as well as innovative methods and programming to improve these systems and services in our state. The result of these efforts is helping to make Pennsylvania safer.
  • September 13
    The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is an organization of advocates for victims of domestic violence and stalking statewide.  Their website has referrals to local support and service providers for victims, including shelter programs.
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