The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) is a private, community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) comprehensive victim services agency. The center began as the Rape Crisis Council of Chester County, Inc. in 1973 to provide assistance and services to victims of sexual assault and their families. In 1976, at the urging of the criminal justice system, the agency broadened its mission to include victims of other crimes, such as assault, robbery, burglary, harassment, stalking, DUI, and attempted homicide. CVC continues to be the designated Sexual Assault Victim Service provider for Chester County.
§ To provide a range of supportive services to victims of crime and their families on a 24-hour basis, from immediately after the crime occurs through medical, police, and court procedures and for as long as assistance is required to achieve integration of the victimization.
§ To encourage an atmosphere in the community, its agencies, and the criminal justice system responsive to the needs of victims and their families.
§ To provide awareness and prevention programs to schools, community groups, and institutions in an effort to reduce victimization, increase reporting and improve cooperation with the criminal justice system.
§ To provide educational materials and training to area professionals in order to improve confidence and expertise in their work with victims and their families.