HARRISBURG – In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, state officials highlighted $248 million in funding from the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency since 2021 to help local programs provide resources to crime victims. Last year, 104 victims died from domestic violence in PA. The funding has delivered direct services to crime victims, provided procedural services, and developed programs to engage in multi-system, collaborative response strategies to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable. Victim service providers provide free, direct services to victims including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. The services include, but are not limited to advocacy, victims’ rights information, transportation, civil legal services, counseling, sheltering, and relocation. The Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime by easing the financial impact. If you or someone you know needs help, click on the banner below to get information about your local victim service program.