Advocacy Services

Victim Services Online Referral Form

Legal Advocacy

Our legal advocates can review options, assist with the filing of protection orders, & support victims through the court process.  In Pennsylvania there are 3 types of protection orders.  Follow the links to learn more:


We can provide a support person to be with victims of crime and their loved ones at any of the following at their request: 

  • Emergency room or other medical appointments related to the crime 
  • Criminal and/or juvenile court proceedings 
  • Coroner’s inquest 
  • Media interviews 
  • Meetings with police, prosecutor’s office, or other legal appointments 

Court Preparation / Orientation

Information and education to prepare for court and
to help clients understand what is happening in their case.

Assistance with Victims Compensation Claims

We can assist victims/surviving family members through the process of filing a claim with the Victim’s Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP) and provide information and updates throughout the process. 

Victim Notification

In Cambria County our office at the courthouse is responsible for notifying victims of actions and proceedings in their case.

Referrals to Other Resources

If you have needs that fall outside our areas of service, we will be happy to assist you in finding the appropriate agency or organization to help you.