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The Office of Victims' Services (OVS) of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) engaged a research team at Penn State Harrisburg to conduct the 2013 Needs Assessment of Pennsylvania's Victim Community.  The primary goal of this initiative was to begin to develop a comprehensive understanding of unmet needs and service gaps through the perspectives of both service providers and victims.  By documenting this information this project aimed to increase the stature of victims' needs and contribute to understanding how victims can access core services.  The activities undertaken by the Institute of State and Regional Affairs are documented individually in specific stand-alone reports and culminate in a Summary Report of Fundings.

Please share your comments and thoughts on the 2013 Needs Assessment by emailing