About Us

About Us

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) was founded in 1974 as Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR). It was the first and continues to be the only rape crisis center in Bucks County. During the early to mid-1980’s when the federal government began to acknowledge and address the needs of victims of crime, WOAR was expanded to become Network of Victim Assistance, the comprehensive victim services organization in the County serving all victims of crime and to providing prevention education services.

Always on the cutting edge of service delivery, NOVA provides a continuum of programs to meet individual needs including but not limited to: a 24-7 victim hotline, SANE services in area hospitals, forensic interviews for children who have been sexually or physical abused, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy provided in office, home or schools, legal advocacy and support through the criminal justice system. In addition, NOVA provides prevention education and professional training in schools, the community and through continuing education conferences.

NOVA is also the home to several special projects; The Keystone Crisis Intervention Team, The Bucks Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and Safe and Healthy Communities.

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Mission, Vision and Values

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs.

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NOVA Leadership

NOVA’s Board of Directors is voluntary and is comprised of a group of individuals who bring a wide range of expertise, ethnic, and gender diversity. Members come from throughout Bucks and surrounding counties. As a non-profit board, the board is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the organization and determining the strategic direction of the organization.

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Employment and Internships

NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work, dedicated to the organizational mission and vision, and set a high standard in their respective disciplines.

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Annual Report

Stay up to date with NOVA by reading the Annual Report for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

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Contact Us

NOVA has offices in both the Perkasie and Fairless Hills to accommodate residents who live in the upper and lower areas in Bucks County.