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Community Violence Resources

Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP)

YVRP is a hands-on, anti-violence collaboration in which Youth Workers are assigned to high-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 15 to protect them from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. AVRP addresses the needs of youth who meet the following criteria:

  • Prior arrest <13 or recently arrested
  • Have been a victim of a crime
  • Have a family member or friend who has been killed or has a parent or sibling in jail
  • Reside in a house with documented history of child abuse or domestic violence

Call 215-940-0550 NOW for more information or to refer a youth in need.
https://www.paan1989.org/

Victim Services by Area of City

Victim Services by Area of City document
Philadelphia Office of Victim Advocates- https://www.ova.pa.gov/County-Crime-Victims/Pages/Philadelphia.aspx
Center City – CCVS- www.ccvs.org or call 215.665.9680
East Division (North Philly) Crime Victim Advocates (Congreso)- www.congreso.net– 267-968-1813
North Central Victim Services- 215-763-3280
NorthEast Victim Services- www.nevs.org– 215.332.3888
NorthWest Victim Services- www.northwestvictimservices.org– 215-438-4410
South Philadelphia- www.vwssp.org– 215-551-3360
West/South West Philadelphia- AVP- www.avpphila.org– 215-567-6776

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Great info for families who have experienced trauma or loss. www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening 215-913-6917. Go to www.philaceasefire.com to learn more.