The District Attorney’s Office employs a full-time Victim/Witness Advocate, who is the main point of contact for any questions or concerns a victim or witness of a crime may have. The Victim/Witness Advocate can provide information on upcoming court dates, explain what victims and witnesses can expect throughout the criminal process, and assist individuals in obtaining available services.
Victim/Witness Advocate: Denise Drake
In Pennsylvania, victims have numerous rights throughout the criminal process. For example, victims have the right to be informed about court events, to receive assistance obtaining services and compensation, to be accompanied to court proceedings, and to offer input on sentencing and parole decisions.
Victim Bill of Rights
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Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA)OVA provides crime victims with victim-centered services throughout the post-sentencing process. Victims can register with OVA to get notification and provide input when offenders are being considered for release back into the community. 1101 South Front Street Suite 5200Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 171041-800-563-6399https://www.ova.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx