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Office of Victim Advocate

The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is the state agency with the duty and authority to advocate for the individual and collective rights and needs of crime survivors.

Office of Victim Advocate

Supporting Victims. Elevating Crime Victims' Rights.

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 and restorative justice programs that promote pathways to hope, resilience and healing.

What is OVA?

An introduction to the Office of Victim Advocate and the services we provide.

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Crime Victims' Rights

Victims of crime in Pennsylvania have rights throughout the various stages of the criminal justice process. Some crime victim’s rights violations can be addressed in court by filing a motion. A crime survivor can file the motion on their own or the Prosecutor could file a motion on behalf of the victim.

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OVA Newsletter

OVA sends a monthly electronic newsletter that includes survivor voices, education on crime victims’ rights, upcoming events, training opportunities and useful tools to help with your self-care. To stay up to date with the latest information, sign up today.

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OVA Contact Form

OVA Contact Form