About Us

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) is a private, community-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) comprehensive victim services agency whose mission includes supporting adult and child victims of all types of crime as they work toward recovery; educating professionals and the community regarding the special problems and issues of victims and imparting practical strategies for personal safety; promoting collaboration among law enforcement, the medical and the criminal justice systems, and other agencies to ensure compassionate and skilled response to victims; and recruiting/training volunteers who are responsive and effective advocates.  This mission is carried out through two main programs: Direct Services and Prevention/ Education.

CVC is Chester County’s only designated comprehensive victim advocacy agency. It is independent of the criminal justice system and utilizes the services of specially trained staff and volunteers.  Assistance is rendered to all Chester County residents and/or anyone who becomes a victim of crime while in Chester County.  All services provided by CVC are free and offered on a continuing basis. The frequency and duration of services depends entirely on the severity of the crime and the victim’s needs.  Although victims are encouraged to report crime, reporting is not a condition for receiving services.  Today, serving a geographic area of 762 square miles and a population of approximately 499,797, CVC interacts with 48 municipal police departments, the Embreeville and Avondale State Police Barracks, the Chester County Detectives (part of the District Attorney's Office), 17 District Justices, the Court of Common Pleas, five hospitals, several local colleges/universities, 13 school districts and the Chester County Intermediate Unit.   

By clicking on the following links you may view additional information about CVC's Mission, History, Funders, Board of DirectorsSelected Staff, Volunteers, Statistics, Community Advocacy, Career Opportunities or the Chester County Victims' Memorial.