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    Programs that provide a variety of supportive services for people who have witnessed a crime which may include crisis counseling, shelter away from their homes, escort services, transportation, child care, financial assistance, protective services, information about the mechanics of court proceedings and/or advice and guidance concerning court appearances. Some programs focus specifically on child witnesses and help to prepare them for what they will experience in the courtroom.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Alice Paul House Overall ServicesAlice Paul House provides services to victims/survivors of domestic violence,sexual assault,other serious crimes & Juvenile offenders.Services include 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter,legal/medical advocacy,trauma informed empowerment counseling and education.IndianaAdvocacy for Victims of Violent CrimesAlice Paul House
    Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - Crime Victim Counseling CenterCounseling 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.PhiladelphiaAnti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Spring GardenAnti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
    Armstrong County Victim/Witness ProjectProvides compensation to crime victimsArmstrongCrime Victim SupportArmstrong County Victim/Witness Services
    District Attorney, Row Officers - York CountyARD 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 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.YorkYork County Row OfficersCounty Administration, York County Government
    Juniata County Crime Victim ServicesCrime/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. Crime victim prevention presentations and training. Registration for notification of offenders release, escape, or transfer from prison.JuniataJuniata County Crime Victim ServicesJuniata County Crime Victim Services
    Lebanon County District Attorney's Office - Lebanon County Victim/Witness ServicesHelps 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.LebanonLebanon County District Attorney's OfficeLebanon County District Attorney's Office
    Lehigh County Government CenterCounty 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 LehighLehigh County Government CenterLehigh County Government Center
    Lycoming County Victim/Witness ServicesProvides services for victims or witnesses of crimes in Lycoming County. Available services include:
    • Address Confidentiality Program
    • Information about domestic violence or sexual abuse
    • Crime Victims Compensation Program that may help ease financial burdens
    • Information of Pennsylvania's Victim Notification Service
    LycomingLycoming County District AttorneyLycoming County Government
    Mifflin County Crime Victim ServicesIdentify and protect the rights of crime victims and witnesses rights by ensuring that the victims are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect during criminal proceedingsMifflinMifflin County Crime Victim ServicesMifflin County Crime Victim Services
    Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Victim AdvocacyProvides 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.BucksNetwork of Victim Assistance - Bucks; JamisonNetwork of Victim Assistance
    Northampton County Government CenterCounty 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 ProgramNorthamptonNorthampton County Government CenterNorthampton County Government Center
    Schuylkill County CourthouseCounty 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.SchuylkillSchuylkill County CourthouseSchuylkill County Courthouse
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) ProgramThe purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners. Note that VA cannot provide legal services. If you need legal assistance, please see or contact your local VJO Specialist who may know of community resources for legal assistance. Visit website for a list of VJO Specialist contacts. Specialists often work outside the office in jails and courts, and may have only periodic access to email – if there is no response within several days, please re-email the Specialist. Please provide your contact information and briefly describe your concern. Click here for the Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist ContactsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Victim ServicesVictim 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 StatementFranklinFranklin County Juvenile ProbationFranklin County Judicial Services
    Victim/Witness Assistance Program - Monroe CountyProvides information, assistance, and advocacy to all victims, witnesses and significant others to ensure that all victims and witnesses are treated with dignity, compassion and respect throughout the Criminal/Juvenile Justice System. Cases are assigned an advocate. Advocates will assist you in understanding the Criminal/ Juvenile Justice System as well as inform you of developments in your case as they occur. MonroeMonroe County District AttorneyMonroe County Government
    Victim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia - Crime Victim/Witness SupportAssists victims and witnesses of crime in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 17th Police Districts. Services include case status information, referrals to social service agencies, assistance with filing for crime victim's compensation.PhiladelphiaVictim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaVictim/Witness Service of South Philadelphia
    Victim Witness ServicesInformation on criminal and juvenile justice program. Notifications, court orientation, court accompaniment, case status information, information on other community services, assistance in filing victims compensation claims, assistance in requesting restitution, assistance with writing victims impact statements, system advocacy, creditor and employer advocacy, crisis intervention, supportive counseling and other services as requested.AdamsAdams County Victim Witness Assistance ProgramAdams County Victim Witness Assistance Program
    Victim/Witness ServicesServices 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 LancasterLancaster County District Attorney's Office - ProsecutionCounty of Lancaster
    Warren County Victim/Witness ProgramThe Warren County Victim Witness Office is a community based program through A Safe Place. This office 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.WarrenWarren County Victim/Witness ProgramWarren County Victim/Witness Program
    Washington County Crime Victim / Witness Assistance ProgramOffers 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.WashingtonDistrict Attorney's OfficeWashington County Court of Common Pleas
    York County Children's Advocacy CenterMission: 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 ExamsYorkYork County Children's Advocacy CenterYork County Children's Advocacy Center

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