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January 17, 2018 

Statewide Victims’ Needs Assessment Survey Begins in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA.The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) recently announced the release of two statewide, online surveys to assist PCCD in assessing victim service needs throughout the Commonwealth.

Launched on Monday, January 15, 2018, the online questionnaires – which can be found at – will be open until Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  One survey is designed for victims of crime and members of their immediate household who have been directly impacted by crime, and the other survey is specifically for community stakeholders, victim service providers, related criminal justice practitioners and other community members who wish to provide input on how to improve and enhance the delivery of services to victims of crime, with a focus on unmet needs and gaps in services.

Both surveys were developed by PCCD’s Office of Victims’ Services and researchers from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  The information collected is confidential.  The aggregate results of the surveys will be available in March 2018 on a county wide basis. This report will be posted on the Pa Crime Victims website.  

For any questions regarding the needs assessment, or for assistance in taking the survey, please contact PCCD at 717-787-2040.  For additional information on services available to victims of crime, visit or download our “PA Crime Victims” App through the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store.

Our Mission is to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kirsten Kenyon, (717) 265-8505