Recent News, Training and Events

Bucks OUTFest

Article categories: events, news. Posted on: September 5, 2018


Join us as Bucks County celebrates National Coming Out Day!
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Place: Old Bucks County Courthouse, 55 E. Court St, Doylestown, PA
Facebook Fundraiser – to spread the word and purchase event supplies

Activities include:

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Free Training on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Article categories: events, news, training. Posted on: August 13, 2018

Are you interested in being trained in the child sexual abuse prevention training Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children? NOVA has several open trainings coming up (dates and locations below).*  Call Grace at (215) 343-6543 or email at grace@novabucks.org to register for this FREE training or register online.

Bensalem Library – 3700… Continue reading

NO BULLying Run – Was a Success!

Article categories: events, news. Posted on: May 9, 2018

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, runners and walkers!  Without you the day would not have been a success!

2018 Year’s Results: 5 Mile & 1 Mile Results for 2018

Thank you to our 2018 TITLE Sponsor:

Penn Community Bank

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Join NOVA’s Speaker’s Bureau

Article categories: news, training. Posted on: March 27, 2018

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

Article categories: events, news. Posted on: December 28, 2017

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

Article categories: events, news. Posted on: July 17, 2017

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

Listen to NOVA’s Executive Director’s Informative Interview

Article categories: news. Posted on: January 18, 2017


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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Program to Respond to Victims of Sexual Assault

Article categories: news. Posted on: May 31, 2016

NOVA Develops County-wide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Article can be found in the June/July 2016 Bucks County Women’s Journal – buckscountywomensjournal.com
For More Information on the SANE Program Contact:  Debbie Nugent at 215-343-6543 or Debbie@novabucks.org

Lucia Giron, BSN, RN, SANE, and Cynthia Vingara Wallace, RN, SANE, both… Continue reading

Kids and Social Media – Keeping them Safe

Article categories: news. Posted on: March 31, 2016

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

Free Vinemobile App to Track Offenders

Article categories: events, news. Posted on: March 29, 2016

Vinemobile makes it much easier to track and be notified of the status of offenders in county correctional institutions and the PA State Prison System.  This mobile app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play and can be downloaded on Android and iPhone devices.  Vinemobile is completely free and anonymous for users,… Continue reading

Help for Victims Outside Bucks Co, PA

Article categories: news. Posted on: April 16, 2015

An article by Evan Grossman, mentioning Network of Victim Assistance, recently appeared in Men’s Health, Rolling Stone and other publications. Help for victims of crime outside of Bucks County, Pennsylvania can be found at the following national websites :

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Organization for… Continue reading

House Renews Efforts to End Human Trafficking

Article categories: news. Posted on: January 28, 2015

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

Fundraising for Human Trafficking

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The International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA) is a student run pro bono organization at Penn Law that supports human rights advocacy throughout the world.  NOVA is partnering with the Penn Law/IHRA in their work on human trafficking and domestic violence in Moldova.  Help support their work by ordering a tee-shirt or hoodie today.

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DoD Safe Helpline

Article categories: news. Posted on: May 7, 2013

Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community. Anonymous, confidential and secure support for members of the active duty military community available live 24/7. Click the icon below or go to www.safehelpline.org or call 877-995-5247.