As the national leader in crime victim advocacy, NOVA is building a new future for victims and survivors of crime. Our vision starts with the fundamental question: How can we best support and empower victims, survivors, and communities in the aftermath of a crime or traumatic event? Our answer drives NOVAâ€™s goals:
ENSURE every victim and survivor has the right to receive professional victim advocacy services, including nonjudgmental support, information, and resources.
ADVOCATE for victimsâ€™ rights to be universally recognized and enforced across our country
SUPPORT communities by training crisis response teams (CRTs) to deploy and support victims and survivors following mass casualties and natural disasters
BUILD a nationalâ€”and international movementâ€”of professionally trained and credentialed victim advocates and crisis responders
Last year, NOVAâ€™s unwavering commitment to crime victim advocacy had a profound impactâ€”training over 6,000 crime victim advocates; offering critical information to over 10,000 victims and survivors of crime on our helpline; deploying crisis response teams to victims and survivors in the aftermath of mass casualties. Next year, we will touch more lives with your support!
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