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

Bucks Co Conference on Crimes Against Children

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Date:  March 8, 2016
Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Place:  Delaware Valley College
             Life Sciences Building
             700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA  18901
More Information:
Contact:  Erika Goettler, Bucks Co Children’s Advocacy Center at 267-927-0639 or
$40.00 –  Bucks County… Continue reading

KCIT Basic Crisis Response Training June 2016

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The Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) provides crisis intervention services to victims of crime and their communities in the aftermath of a traumatic event in Pennsylvania.
  June 6 to 9, 2016
Place:  Hampton Inn Williamsburg Square, State College, PA
Cost:  $200 – includes hotel, training materials, breakfast & lunch each day
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Boutique to Help Bucks County Teens

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NOVA Thrift Shop volunteer, Hannah Sexton started a community service project that helps Bucks County teens. Through the help of the NOVA Thrift Shop and her friends, Hannah sets up a pop up boutique for clothing at a local women’s shelter to help teenagers in need.  Watch the video to learn more.

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Trauma Recovery Support Group

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A-TREM (Attachment, Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model) Group
Start Date: 
January 13, 2016
Length:  16 weeks
Will meet on Wednesdays evenings.
Call Hotline at 1-800-675-6900 for more information and ask for Charity or e-mail –

NOVA’s Executive Director Announces Retirement After 25 Years

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After 25 years of excellent leadership, Barbara P. Clark is preparing to step down in 2016 from her position as executive director of Network of Victim Assistance and the agency is launching a search for a new executive director.

“The Board of Directors is deeply grateful to Barbara for her vision, her passion for NOVA’s… Continue reading

Doylestown Mennonite Makes Holidays Brighter for Victims of Crime

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Pictured:  Doylestown Mennonite Church members KrisAnne Swartley, left, Minister of Information & Mission, Heidi Swartley, age 12, and Benjamin Swartley, age 10, deliver food, toiletries, gifts and cash to Kathy Bennett, Associate Director for NOVA. The items were collected by the congregation for the church’s “Thanksgiving in Action” program.

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