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

Free Training on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

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Stewards of Children® is a prevention training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. This training uses a practical, five-step approach to prevention and response that enables… Continue reading

Hope Bracelets to Support NOVA

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This year is NOVA’s 45th Anniversary and we are selling special silver bracelets with a key charm and “hope” tag. They can only be purchased through NOVA! The price is $25 per bracelet ($4.00 will be added if you need the order mailed to you).

The theme of NOVA’s Annual Auction &… Continue reading

SAVE the DATE: Candlelight Tribute for Victims of Crime

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Date:  Tuesday, April 21, 2020

No RSVP is needed to attend.

Network of Victim Assistance invites the community to join us in commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 19th to 25th, 2020), honoring victims, their families and friends, and celebrating the successes of the victims’ rights movement. This tribute of reflection, music and… Continue reading

Join NOVA’s Speaker’s Bureau

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NOVA invites you to join with our staff and volunteers to help spread the word about our programs and services so that everyone in the Bucks community knows where to get the help they need to exercise their rights in the criminal justice system and to recover from the physical, emotional and financial trauma of… Continue reading

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:
http://buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20180105/guest-opinion-lets-foster-culture-where-victims-feel-they-can-speak-out

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

So many of… Continue reading

Trauma Informed Yoga Group

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NOVA was awarded a grant from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to bring Trauma Informed Yoga Groups to NOVA’s clients. Extensive research through Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center has proven that yoga is an effective strategy for treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Survivors of sexual trauma often struggle with feeling unsafe and… Continue reading

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