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    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals and families who are attempting to deal with their fears, their feelings of being violated and other negative aftereffects of being burglarized, robbed, assaulted or otherwise victimized. Also included are programs that provide counseling for people who have been traumatized by witnessing an act of violence.

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    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 Crime Victim / Witness CounselingProvide basic "Victim Rights" as required by PCCD; Court Accompaniment;Courtroom Orientation;Intake;Assistance in filing for Victims Compensation Assistance;Crisis Intervention and Referral.Notify Victims of Case status,Assist Victims in registering through PA SAVIN or OVA,to be notified of an offenders release/transfer/escape/death,from county jail or state prison. Assistance in preparing a victim impact statement and/or claim form for restitution.Schedule and accompany victims and/or families to meetings with the District Attorney or one of the Assistant District Attorneys.Assist in helping Victims when there is Harassment/Intimidation.ArmstrongCrime Victim/Witness CounselingArmstrong County Victim/Witness Services
    Catholic Charities - Lancaster Counseling OfficeOutpatient psychiatric clinic (Spanish and English): individual therapy, couple therapy, marital therapy, family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Services include: - Professional counseling in a wide spectrum of problem areas: depression, anxiety, stress, marital and family issues, child/parent issues, counseling for dealing with physical illness, history of trauma, as well as other mental disorders including bipolar, schizophrenia and personality disorders (Not licensed for drug and alcohol treatment) - Psychiatry services for medication management - Trauma informed Care - Trauma Focused - CBT - Psychiatric Evaluations - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - Referrals to other services in the surrounding community as needed - Coordination with other Catholic Charities services: Adoption/Foster Care, Lourdeshouse Maternity Home, Evergreen Addiction Treatment residential program, Intensive Day Treatment schoolLancasterCatholic Charities - Lancaster Counseling OfficeCatholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Fayette Specialized Counseling ServicesProvides specialized counseling services for depression, grief, gambling addictions, anger management, etc.FayetteSpecialized Counseling ServicesCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA
    Center for VictimsCenter for Victims works closely with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s 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
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    AlleghenyCenter for VictimsCenter for Victims
    Center for Victims - Community Crisis ResponseProvide individual and group crisis intervention following incidents of violence that have impacted schools, communities, and workplaces.AlleghenyCenter for Victims - Community Crisis ResponseCenter for Victims
    Center for Victims - TherapyCV therapists provide individual, family, and group therapy at agency offices and in client' homes. They also link clients with appropriate treatment resources available in the community.AlleghenyCenter for Victims - TherapyCenter for Victims
    Clinton County Victim/Witness OfficeVictim/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.ClintonClinton County GovernmentClinton County Government
    Community Services Group - MAPS Behavioral Health Services - LancasterOffers mental health/behavioral health outpatient services - Psychiatric assessment and medication monitoring - Psychological evaluations - Individual, couples, family and group therapy - Employee Assistance Program (EAPS) - Same Day Access provides same-day/walk-in assessments - Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Stepped Depression Care - Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) - TelepsychiatryLancasterCommunity Services Group - LancasterCommunity Services Group
    Congreso de Latinos Unidos - East Division Crime Victim AdvocatesIn partnership with Concilio, Congreso is providing trauma informed, culturally relevant services to victims of crime residing in the East Division in Philadelphia. Potential victimizations may include: adult physical and sexual assault, burglary, theft, robbery, identity theft, fraud, or other financial crime and support to survivors of homicide victims. Services include: • Telephone and in-person crisis counseling • Ongoing case management • Information and assistance in completing victims compensation claims • Court accompaniment and legal advocacy • Linkage to community resources Residents of 24th, 25th, and 26th Police District can call the crime victims services hotline at (267)968-1813PhiladelphiaCongreso de Latinos Unidos - Philadelphia; West KensingtonCongreso de Latinos Unidos
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. - Corry Crime Victim Counseling ServicesProvide counseling services in a convenient location for Corry and surrounding area for all victims of crime, witnesses, significant others, and family members.ErieCrime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. - Corry Crime Victim Counseling ServicesCrime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. - Edinboro Crime Victim Counseling ServicesProvide counseling services for all victims of crime, witnesses, significant others, and family members.ErieCrime Victim Center of Erie County - Edinboro Crime Victim Counseling ServicesCrime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. - Girard Crime Victim Counseling ServicesProvide counseling services for all victims of crime, witnesses, significant others, and family members.ErieCrime Victim Center of Erie County - Girard Crime Victim Counseling ServicesCrime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc. - North East Crime Victim Counseling ServicesProvide counseling services in a convenient location for North East, PA and surrounding area for all victims of crime, witnesses, significant others, and family members.ErieCrime Victim Center of Erie County - North East Crime Victim Counseling ServicesCrime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victim Center of Erie County - Union City Crime Victim Counseling ServicesProvide counseling services in a convenient location for Union City, PA and surrounding area for all victims of crime, witnesses, significant others, and family members.ErieUnion City Crime Victim Counseling ServicesCrime Victim Center of Erie County
    Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh ValleyProviding 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 FaxLehighCrime Victims Council of the Lehigh ValleyCrime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley
    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
    Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Victim CounselingProvides outpatient counseling for victims of crime, violence or abuse,modalities include individual and group treatment, trauma-informed counseling, support groups and EMDR.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
    Reading Counseling Services, LLCCounseling practice consisting of well-diverse, master's level clinicians specializing in a variety of areas to assist the people of the community. Provide culturally-sensitive care and welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Counseling sessions are available at their office , at individuals home, in the community, on the phone, or through videoconferencing.BerksReading Counseling ServicesReading Counseling Services, LLC
    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
    The Crime Victims Center of Chester County - Services for Crime Victims - CounselingCVC 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.ChesterCrime Victims Center of Chester County - Chester; West ChesterCrime Victims' Center of Chester County
    The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County24 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.LawrenceThe Crisis Shelter of Lawrence CountyThe Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
    T. W. Ponessa, Dauphin - Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management and Outpatient Services for Adults and Children / AdolescentsOutpatient mental health treatment services to children, adolescents and adults. Services and treatments available include, but are not limited to: •Intake Assessments •Medication management •Depression •Anxiety •Trauma •Grief and Loss •Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse •Parent-Child Problems •Personality Disorders •Conduct Disorders •Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderDauphinT. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc - Dauphin CountyT.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, INC
    T. W. Ponessa, Lancaster - Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management and Outpatient Services for Adults and Children / AdolescentsOutpatient mental health treatment services to children, adolescents and adults. Services and treatments available include, but are not limited to: •Intake Assessments •Medication management •Depression •Anxiety •Trauma •Grief and Loss •Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse •Parent-Child Problems •Personality Disorders •Conduct Disorders •Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderLancasterT. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc - Lancaster Corporate OfficeT.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, INC
    T. W. Ponessa, Lebanon - Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management and Outpatient Services for Adults and Children / AdolescentsOutpatient mental health treatment services to children, adolescents and adults. Services and treatments available include, but are not limited to: •Intake Assessments •Medication management •Depression •Anxiety •Trauma •Grief and Loss •Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse •Parent-Child Problems •Personality Disorders •Conduct Disorders •Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderLebanonT. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc - Lebanon CountyT.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, INC
    T. W. Ponessa, York - Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management and Outpatient Services for Adults and Children / AdolescentsOutpatient mental health treatment services to children, adolescents and adults. Services and treatments available include, but are not limited to: •Intake Assessments •Medication management •Depression •Anxiety •Trauma •Grief and Loss •Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse •Parent-Child Problems •Personality Disorders •Conduct Disorders •Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderYorkT. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc - York CountyT.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, INC
    Victim Outreach Intervention Center ( VOICe )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.ButlerVictim Outreach Intervention Ctr. (VOICe)Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County - Counseling - Montgomery; NorristownVSC 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. - Crisis Counseling: Provides information and support and to assist clients in stabilizing functioning in several key areas impacted by the trauma (such as work and social relationships). -Supportive Counseling: Through supportive counseling, clients learn new skills for coping with stressors in their lives and reducing the risk of future re-victimization. - 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.MontgomeryVictim Services Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; NorristownVictim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Victim's Services - Snyder County GovernmentAs a victim of a crime or as a witness to a crime, it is likely that you will be required to attend a court proceeding at some time. This Victim/Witness Website has been provided to serve as a source of information for this process.SnyderSnyder County GovernmentSnyder County Government
    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

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