NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.Star

Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The Values of NOVA:
  • Compassion: We care about and respond to the plight of people and one another.
  • Accountability: Excellence in our work and justice in our cause means we honor our commitments.
  • Collaboration: Teamwork at every level is crucial to the work we do.
  • Passion: We are driven by the hope that what we do makes a difference.
We are honored to have Championing Associates who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission. These select companies recognize the value of collaborating with NOVA and demonstrate the highest ideals in the quality of their work and the commitment to the needs of victims.

NOVA’s history is a reflection of dedicated accomplishment for nearly forty years.

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Much of NOVA’s history is reflected in the University of Akron website The History of the Crime Victimization Field and the documented History of the Victims Movement. NOVA has also been recognized for excellence in stewardship and service.
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