Below are some additional local, state and federal resources. Many of these groups are victim focused while others may help track the progress of criminal proceedings.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Pennsylvania's Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth. This web site offers information on crimes such as insurance fraud, organized crime, environmental crimes, computer forensics, drug strike force, fire arms reciprocity and grand jury reports.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.
Pennsylvania Board of Probation Parole Office of the Victim Advocate
The Office of the Victim Advocate provides crime victims notifications and opportunity for input into the Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole. The Office of the Victim Advocate is dedicated to providing crime victims with a continuum of service throughout the post-sentencing process. Visit their website to learn about victims' rights or to find additional resources for crime victims.
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer for the City of Philadelphia. The district attorneys prosecute criminals and ensuring the rights of victims. The DA's office also sponsors several crime related initiatives.
US Department of Justice, Office for the Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation program -the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. Visit their website for more information