The following are resources of information that may help someone in a domestic and intimate partner abuse situation. For more information about a particular resource, click on the section heading to visit the website for that resource.
The Coalition coordinates a statewide network of community-based programs and administers the contract for domestic violence services in Pennsylvania. In addition to providing life-saving services in every county of the Commonwealth, PCADV focuses on public policy development, training and technical assistance, public information, and education. PCADV has played a key role in the design and provision of domestic violence training to advocates for battered women and law enforcement during the past two decades, and has emerged as a leading expert on the response to this crime.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is to serve as a catalyst for the prevention and reduction of crime and delinquency and to enhance the quality of justice for all Pennsylvanians. The PCCD strives to effect improvements in the criminal and juvenile justice systems by examining problems, proposing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of those solutions. The PCCD assists the criminal justice systems to function more productively by fostering interagency coordination and cooperation; by developing and coordinating policy issues; by rendering training and technical assistance; and by granting funds to support system improvements. It provides statewide criminal statistical and analytical services; fosters community-based prevention initiatives; and assists victims of crime through support for direct services and by alleviating the financial burdens resulting from the commission of a crime.
Victims of domestic violence and other crimes in Pennsylvania can access free and credible legal information, resources, and referrals for help navigating a variety of civil legal matters including domestic and sexual violence, divorce, custody, immigration, and more.
NCADV was formally organized in January 1978 when over 100 battered women’s advocates from all parts of the nation attended the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing on battered women in Washington, DC, hoping to address common problems these programs usually faced in isolation. NCADV, having celebrated 20 years in 1998, remains the only national organization of grassroots shelter and service programs for battered women.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions. Today, the NNEDV is a leading voice among domestic violence advocates in public policy. More recently, the NNEDV has spearheaded efforts through its sister organization, the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund to provide more direct support to local programs and coalitions through information, research, funding and training.
Domesticshelters.org is the largest searchable directory of domestic violence service providers in the United States providing users the ability to find services best suited to their needs and providing domestic violence providers with invaluable online resources. Our mission is simple: make more people aware of the available domestic violence services and make it easier for victims of domestic violence and their friends/family, as well as providers, to quickly find services best suited to their location, language and needs.
Violence against women and children is a human rights violation and public health epidemic. Learn more about our work to prevent violence by building healthier relationships and communities.
The mission of Women’s Law Initiative is to provide easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association is an affiliate and program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. It was founded in April 1999, creating the nation's first professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the civil system. The National Crime Victim Bar Association continues the pioneering work of Frank Carrington and is a testament to the National Center for Victims of Crime's long-standing commitment to civil justice for victims. Crime victims deserve compensation for the harms they have suffered, and third parties are increasingly held accountable through the civil justice system.