“Meeting the needs of victims of crime.”



The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Office of Victims’ Services (OVS) ensures that victims of crime get the help they need to transcend their trauma and move forward with their lives.

OVS does this in many ways, including providing financial help through the Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP), administering funding to local and statewide victim service agencies that work directly with victims of crime and training victim service and allied professionals.

To achieve its goals, OVS collaborates with many partners in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including victim advocacy organizations, police officers, prosecutors, magisterial district judges, judges and probation and parole staff.

Victims' Services Program
(717) 783-0551

Victims Compensation Assistance Program
(717) 783-5153
(800) 233-2339

OVS Annual Reports

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