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

Training on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse

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Effective January 1, 2015, all health-related licensed professionals in PA, who are licensed through the Department of State, are required under ACT 31 of 2014 in PA to receive training on Mandated Reporting as a condition of renewal for their license.

Protecting children is the responsibility of us all. Anybody who suspects that a child… Continue reading

Protecting PA’s Children: What Adult Volunteers Working With Children Need to Know

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Date:  Thurs., March 12, 2015
Time:  9:30 to 11:00 am
Place:  Online (instructions & log in info will be sent after registration)
Cost:  $15 per participant
Register Now! 

Over the last year, Pennsylvania enacted significant new legal requirements related to how child abuse is defined, reported and investigated. Adult volunteers have… Continue reading

Volunteers: Register for Free Crisis Volunteer Training for Hotline

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Registration opens:  Now- (advanced registration required)
Training session begins:  March 16, 2015
Time:  Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Place:  NOVA’s Jamison Office
To Register:  contact Julie Dugery, Coordinator of Volunteers at 215-343-6543 or JulieD@NOVABucks.org

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in giving back to your community: Network of Victim Assistance… Continue reading

Bucks Co Conference on Crimes Against Children

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Date:  March 10, 2015
Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Place:  Delaware Valley College
             Life Sciences Building
             700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA  18901
More Information:  buckscac.org/conference
Contact:  Erika Goettler, Bucks Co Children’s Advocacy Center at 267-927-0639 or conference@buckscac.org
Cost:
$40.00 –  Bucks County… Continue reading

Countywide Social Work Celebration

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Honoring Social Work Month
Date:  March 4, 2015
Place:  Chambers 19 Restaurant / The Other Side, Doylestown, PA
Time:  5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (5:30 to 7:00 – The Other Side – Appetizers provided by NASW-PA)

All money raised will be donated to NOVA!

Come out to congratulate Social Workers in Bucks… Continue reading

House Renews Efforts to End Human Trafficking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) took to the House floor this week in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in support of legislative efforts to address the crime and its victims.

“Putting an end to the deplorable crime of human trafficking and modern day slavery in our region and around the… Continue reading

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