The Bucks County District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program recognizes that becoming a crime victim or witness can be a life-shattering event that may destroy a person’s sense of safety and security. We are committed to treating victims and witnesses with compassion, fairness and respect by advocating for the enforcement of their rights, providing opportunities for them to be properly included in the criminal justice process and making referrals to appropriate agencies.
The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is the state agency with the authority and duty to advocate for the rights and needs of crime victims.
We accomplish our mission through victim services, which includes post-sentencing notifications of offender status and movements within the DOC and the parole system; restorative justice programs that promote resilience and healing; and we are currently developing new initiatives around crime prevention.
A Woman’s Place (AWP) is a community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all.
NOVA provides a continuum of programs to meet individual needs including, but not limited to: a 24-7 victim hotline, SANE services in area hospitals, forensic interviews for children who have been sexually or physical abused, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy provided in office, home or schools, legal advocacy and support through the criminal justice system. In addition, NOVA provides prevention education and professional training in schools, the community and through continuing education conferences.