Phone: (717) 780-7075 Address: 25 South Front Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg PA 17101
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program strives to reduce the trauma of a crime by empowering and assisting crime victims, witnesses and significant others in reconstructing their lives through advocacy, support, information and referrals.
In Pennsylvania, as a victim of a crime, you are afforded certain rights under the law. Victim/Witness Assistance Program is here to ensure that those rights are protected and enforced throughout your time in the criminal justice system.
You are important to us and we respect your privacy. You can be assured that your name and information will be held in the strictest confidence. Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) strives to address problems that arise due to involuntary involvement in the justice system. The staff of VWAP shall not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination based on age, marital status, gender or gender identity, political belief, religion, mental disability, or physical disability or sexual orientation. VWAP is an independent non-profit agency that provides support and assistance to victims of crime in Dauphin County. We provide these services at no cost to victims.
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How helping Us Helps Others
Did you know that VWAP served close to 9,000 clients last year alone? Unfortunately, thousands of Dauphin County residents become victims or witnesses to crime each year. As a non-profit, Victim/Witness relies upon the generosity of local foundations, grants and donors to provide all services free of charge. Without the kindness of the community, VWAP would be unable to provide quality services to those in their most desperate time of need.
As a non-profit 501 (c)3, a contribution to VWAP is tax deductible.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I’m thankful that you guys do this. Sometimes we do need that person to talk to… I didn’t have that outlet, and if you guys give people that outlet and someone to talk to, it just makes a difference. I appreciate everything you’ve done. I’m grateful and I’m thankful. You guys do an awesome job. Keep doing what you’re doing, because we families need this, we really do."
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