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Advocacy Services 

We provide emotional support by specially trained crime victim advocates whenever you need it: at the hospital, during police interviews, and at court proceedings. 

What we do 

Our advocates provide support, information, and assistance to victims of crime and their loved ones. All services are provided at no cost to victims of crime and their loved ones. 

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 

  • Help with a Victim Impact Statement 

  • Assist with Crime Victim Compensation forms (VCAP)

  • Assist with Crime Victim Notification Program 

How to request advocacy help 

You may call us at 1-888-521-0983 or complete the form below



Everything provided was a source of comfort and support.


You always let me decide for myself what I wanted to do and supported me in every decision, every step of the way.


The staff touched me with their kindness.

Advocacy testimonials

Request help from VSC

How would you describe your race and ethnicity? (We ask so that we can tell whether we are serving everyone in our community.)
The phone number I provided is
Can we leave a message and identify ourselves as "VSC" when we call?
Please describe your connection to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:
Would you like an interpreter to help us communicate? (This would be provided at no cost to you.)
Do you have any communication needs you would like to share?

Thank you! Your message has been shared with the VSC team. If you need immediate help, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 888-521-0983. Interpreter services are available at no cost.

Do you need a court interpreter? 

Pennsylvania Courts provide interpreters for all court hearings and proceedings, as well as for certain court-administered or managed services, programs, and activities. Interpreters are provided at no cost to any party, witness, or victim in civil and criminal proceedings. For more information, visit the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts website or consult the brochures below. 

Do you need a court interpreter? (PDF, English)

¿Necesita un intérprete del tribunal? 

Los Tribunales de Pennsylvania ofrecen intérpretes para todas las audiencias y procesos en los tribunales, así como ciertos servicios, programas y actividades administrados o manejados por el tribunal. Los intérpretes se proporcionan sin costo para ninguna de las partes, testigos ni víctimas en los procedimientos civiles y penales. Para mayor información, visite el sitio web de las Oficinas administrativas de los Tribunales de Pennsylvania.

¿Tiene comentarios o preocupaciones sobre los servicios de idiomas en los tribunales de Pensilvania?
 (PDF, Spanish)


宾夕法尼亚法院管理处为所有法庭听证会和诉讼以及由法院管理或托管的某些服务、计划和活动提供口译服务。 民事和刑事诉讼中的任何方、证人或受害人均可免费获得口译服务。 详情请访问宾夕法尼亚法院管理处 (Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts) 网站。


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