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

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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Support Human Trafficking Victims Event

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Raise Awareness and support for victims of human trafficking in Bucks County.
Date:  Fri., January 20, 2017
Time:  4:oo to 8:00 pm
Place:  21 N. 7th St., Perkasie, PA
Cost:  Free Admission

Cocktails & appetizers, jewelry sale, silent auction, prize drawings, and jewelry making – create your own jewelry with Chimayo… Continue reading

KCIT Basic Crisis Response Team Training – Free!

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Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT)
  March 27 to 30, 2017 – all day training
Place: NOVA Jamison Office, 2370 York Road, B1, Jamison, PA  18929
Cost:  Free – includes light breakfast & lunch
Contact:  Michelle Kern at 215-343-6543 or
Registration Deadline:  March 6, 2017
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No BULLying Run 2016 – RESULTS ARE IN…

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Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and participants for another great year! RUN RESULTS 2016:

Thank you for your participation in this AMAZING event and helping to raise awareness against bullying…….one step at a time!

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Statistics on bullying from… Continue reading

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 –
For More Information on the SANE Program Contact:  Debbie Nugent at 215-343-6543 or

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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