Victim Resources & Support

Center for Victims of Violence and Crime

Center for Victims is a one-stop-shop with one message, one number to call, and one door for people to walk through to get the best combination of services to meet their needs. Center for Victims ensures that any and all victims in need of services can easily and readily access quality, seamless, and comprehensive services that allows for reduced confusion for victims in their time of trauma; increases effectiveness, influence, and presence; avoids duplication of services; ensures sustainability for our organization; and creates a consistent and improved quality of service for their clients.

Office Mailing Address:
3433 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Allegheny County Children Youth & Families

Report suspected abuse or neglect.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) offers an array of services to protect children and strengthen families while providing resources to help them meet their basic needs. If your child’s safety and well-being are at risk, DHS is required to take the necessary steps to protect your child.

Office Mailing Address:
564 Forbes Avenue, Unit 6
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Act 77 Information

(From Office of Victim Avocate.)
The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is the state agency with the authority and duty to advocate for the rights and needs of crime victims. The team at OVA is available by phone at 800-563-6399 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and can provide information about programs and make referrals to local victim service organizations across Pennsylvania.

​County Specific Law Enforcement Notification Document is available in multiple languages and can be found here

Victim Registration Form can be found here

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape has been serving the Pittsburgh community for more than 43 years through advocacy, counseling, prevention and education. Since its inception in 1972, this organization has established a rich history of providing knowledge, skill-building and support for every member of our community. PAAR’s help line is available 24/7 and can be accessed directly from this site.

Office Mailing Address:
81 South 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1852

Protection from Abuse Information

A Protection from Abuse Order is a document that is signed by a judge and tells your abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences. It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both women and men victims

PFA Application Resource

Additional PFA information can be found here

Family Division Court:
Room 3030, 3rd Floor
440 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219