The Network of Victim Assistance is a Bucks County Pennsylvania non-profit organization.   NOVA offers personal safety educational programs to children and youth, adults, seniors and individuals with disabilities in schools, community centers and professional settings.   NOVA is also an advocate for victims and victims’ rights. We provide support and accompaniment to all criminal justice proceedings. We speak in support of victims and victims’ rights on the local, state and national levels.   In addition, NOVA provides absolutely free one-on-one short-term counseling to help victims, their families and significant others to identify and work through their thoughts and feelings surrounding their victimization.

In Crisis? Get help 24 hours a day from the Network of Victim Assistance. 800-675-6900.

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News, Events & Training

Fostering a Culture Where Victims Can Speak Out

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NOVA’s Executive Director, Penny Ettinger, wrote an Opinion piece to the Bucks County Courier Times.
We would like to hear your opinion!  Please go to the article and leave a comment on the bottom:

Guest Opinion: Let’s foster a culture where victims feel they can speak out

So many of… Continue reading

Community Crisis Response Conference

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Date:  May 2 to 4, 2018
Place:  Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel, 1450 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA  16801
Cost: $150 for Full Attendance, $50 for May 4th Keynotes only (fee includes meals during conference)
Registration and More Information

Open to anyone with an interest in community crisis… Continue reading

Forensic Nursing Conference – SAVE the DATE

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The Third Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Forensic Nursing Conference
hosted by Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Abington Jefferson Health, 1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001

• How Trauma, Victimization and Addiction… Continue reading

Bucks Co Conference on Crimes Against Children

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Save the Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Place: Delaware Valley University

The 7th Annual Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children focuses on the multidisciplinary team approach for recognizing and investigating crimes against children. The objective of this conference is to provide resources to professionals practicing in the field of child abuse investigation, treatment… Continue reading

Trauma Support Groups Forming

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Group – forming for the spring

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse – forming now

Call Hotline at 1-800-675-6900 for more information and ask for Charity or e-mail –

After Las Vegas shootings: What do we tell the kids?

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Parent Child Talking

This guide offers thoughts on how parents can help their children process Monday’s terrible news out of Las Vegas.

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