List of Helpful Resources

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is an organization working at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is a private non-profit organization with a statewide network of 62 domestic violence programs across the Commonwealth.

MADD is an organization dedicated to providing emotional, legal and financial support to victims as a result of drunk driving.

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides a substitute address for a victim who has moved to a new location that is unknown to his/her perpetrator and provides participants with a free first-class confidential mail forwarding service.

The Office of the Victim Advocate's (OVA) mission is to represent, protect, and advance the individual and collective rights and interests of crime victims. OVA provides victims with post-sentencing services including notifying, assisting, and representing victims regarding their offenders before the PA Board of Probation and Parole, and the PA Department of Corrections.

The Commonwealth Attorneys Act establishes the Attorney General as the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth and provides fundamental duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). In addition, OAG has established an elder abuse unit and a child predator unit. OAG focuses on protecting consumers from fraud and identity theft.

To access information regarding risk assessment for fraud and/or identity theft, please visit the Looks Too Good To Be website. This website was designed to educate consumers and is maintained by a joint federal law enforcement and industry task force.

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee the diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs along with trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The Jen and Dave Program (previously known as the Jen and Dave Line) was established in 1997 as the nation's first statewide, automated system for providing criminal charge information to individuals involved in child custody cases.

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) provides a notification service regarding the transfer of an offender to a mental health care facility. If a victim's offender is transferred to a mental health care facility, please know they will need to register with DPW. If they choose to enroll in the program, they must complete an enrollment form and mail it to the hospital where the offender has been admitted.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections provides resource directories for all counties in Pennsylvania. Information contained in these directories includes but is not limited to, Drug and Alcohol Services, Employment Assistance, Insurance and Medical Assistance Information, Food Assistance, Housing and Transportation Services and Mental Health Agencies.

Learn more about other services available for crime victims in Pennsylvania.