***EXPANDED SERVICES*** In an effort to provide greater continuity of care, the Victim/Witness Assistance Program PFA Line (717-780-7077) will be staffed with a live advocate after regular business hours until approximately 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), effective 11/21/22. An advocate will be available to provide assistance in filing an Emergency PFA and in general safety planning. It is our hope that having consistent, informed support available in the evening hours will prove a benefit to victims of all forms of abuse in Dauphin County.
At this time, we are unable to provide accompaniment to Night Court, but we hope to expand our services to include accompaniment in early 2023.
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is located on the 7th floor of the Human Services Building in Harrisburg, PA. Main Office: 25 South Front Street, 7th Floor Harrisburg PA 17101 (717) 780-7075
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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.