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Resources in Your County

In each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, there are advocates to assist crime victims/survivors with local resources best suited for their individual needs. Find county services here.

Creating Resiliency: Understanding Trauma for Crime Survivors Support Group

OVA is now offering a 6 week support group for crime survivors. Goals of the group are (1) to understanding trauma and its impacts on our lives, (2) to understand positive coping mechanisms and techniques, (3) to promote healing and resiliency. Interested survivors should complete this form and return to Lisa Ryan at 

Homicide Grief Support Groups

Homicide Grief Support Groups are now being offered in partnership with NAMI Philadelphia. These free, virtual sessions take place Thursday's at 7:00pm are open to all Pennsylvania homicide survivors now over the age of 18. To register, email Amy Federer at

Gun Violence Resources

In October 2021, OVA held a virtual roundtable event. Below are the resources shared by presenters during that event.

Additional Resources

The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is available to travel to your county or provide online training to discuss victims' post-sentencing rights, various OVA services, technical expertise, and more. To schedule a training, please email OVA at or call 800.563.6399.