Victim Assistance and Services

Victim Assistance and Services

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.

To learn more…click on the District Attorney Shield.

Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate (OVA)

OVA was established in 1995 and diligently works to provide victims of crime with notifications, support, and advocacy services. Victim Assistance Coordinators on staff work with local advocates at community based victim service programs, as well as with advocates in county district attorney offices, to ensure that all victims of crime who have requested post-sentencing services receive the compassionate and individual attention that they require.

To see more about OVA, click on their Logo.

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.

  • 24 hour in-person crisis response
  • Counseling
  • Civil legal representation
  • Legal advocacy
  • Anti-Human Trafficking program
  • Full service shelter in a confidential and secure location

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.

Visit Nova by clicking on their Logo.