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If you are interested in finding out more about our advocacy services you can call our 24-hr hotline at

1-888-521-0983 or contact us online through the link below.

Victim Bill of Rights

Advocacy Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSC advocates provide support, encouragement, information and assistance to victims of crime and their significant others.



Advocates are available to

  • Provide crisis counseling and referrals

  • Accompany victims to the hospital, police station, and court proceedings 

  • Inform victims and survivors of their rights pursuant to the Victim Bill of Rights Act 111 of 1998

  • Provide individual and group counseling for adults and children over age 5 

  • Help victims with a Victim Impact Statement

  • Assist with crime victim compensation forms

  • Assist with the Crime Victim Notification Program

Our focus   


VSC assists victims of: sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, physical abuse, incest, indecent exposure, aggravated indecent exposure, stalking, robbery, burglary, home invasion, identity theft, terroristic threats, simple assault, aggravated assault, indecent assault, hate crimes, kidnapping, neglect involving children, attempted homicide, and homicide. 

Permission Slip Program

 
The Permission Slip Program is an early intervention outreach tool to connect Montgomery County Police Departments, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, and other service organizations to Victim Services Center. It is a best practice to notify and involve a victim advocate as early as possible to give the victim support as they navigate the criminal justice system and pursue healing.

 
How it works 

Organizations working with crime victims ask that the individual sign a release, allowing their contact information to be shared with VSC. The permission slip is then faxed or emailed to VSC, and a victim advocate reaches out to the individual to offer counseling, advocacy, and appropriate referrals.

VSC needs the following information to assist: 

  • Victim name, address, date of birth, and race 

  • Type of victimization that took place

  • Date of victimization  

  • A safe phone number to contact 

Our Contact Info 

Business Line: 610-277-0932

Fax: 610-277-6386

24 Hour Crisis Lines Toll Free: 888-521-0983

Sexual Assault: 610-277-5200

Other Crimes: 610-277-4781 

325 Swede St., 2nd Floor, Norristown, PA 19401

Main Phone: 610-277-0932

Fax: 610-277-6386

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