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

NO BULLying Run – Registration Open!

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Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time:  8:30 AM (1 mile run/walk) and 9:00 AM (5 mile run)
Place:  Doylestown Central Park, 310 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA  18901
Cost:  $10 ( 1 mile run/walk) and $30 (5 mile run) – (Price increases to $15 and $35 after June 7, 2017)

REGISTER NOW

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KCIT Basic Crisis Response Team Training

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Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT)
Date:  June 19-22, 2017 – all day training
Place:  Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, State College, PA
Cost:  $250 (includes hotel, training materials, breakfast and lunch each day)
Contact:  Michelle Kern at 215-343-6543 or michelle@novabucks.org
Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

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Press Conference – Outreach to Child Abuse Victims

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NOVA hosted a press conference March 1st at their main office in Jamison, PA. Two very brave women released statements that they were the victims of suspected serial child sex offender, William Charles Thomas and offered messages of hope and encouragement to anyone who is a victim of child sexual assault.

“I want women… Continue reading

Listen to NOVA’s Executive Director’s Informative Interview

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We are happy to announce that Penny Ettinger, Executive Director of Network of Victim Assistance was recently interviewed on “FCP Conversations Online”.

FCP Conversations Online is a digital broadcast which features community organizations that share FCP’s mission and are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

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Program to Respond to Victims of Sexual Assault

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NOVA Develops County-wide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Article can be found in the June/July 2016 Bucks County Women’s Journal – buckscountywomensjournal.com
For More Information on the SANE Program Contact:  Debbie Nugent at 215-343-6543 or Debbie@novabucks.org

Lucia Giron, BSN, RN, SANE, and Cynthia Vingara Wallace, RN, SANE, both… Continue reading

Kids and Social Media – Keeping them Safe

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Watch the video to get valuable online safety tips from Steve Doerner, NOVA’s Victim Advocate Coordinator.

In fairness, it’s completely understandable.  For some parents who were born and raised in a world more familiar with a telegram than Instagram, social media can seem to be an incoherent and manufactured world of selfies,… Continue reading

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