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Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia (V/WSSP)

(Latino/Asian Outreach Project)

1426 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-551-2360
vwssp@aol.com
www.vwssp.org

Program Description

V/WSSP is an independent, non-profit agency that has been providing direct services to crime victims in South Philadelphia since 1989. The agency responds both to the individual needs of victims, helping them to negotiate the criminal justice system and providing appropriate counseling and social service referrals and to the needs of the communities in which victims and witnesses reside, providing community education regarding crime prevention and strengthening the relationship between local agencies and communities in South Philadelphia. It is a comprehensive community-based victim services program that provides support and information to victims and witnesses of crime in the four South Philadelphia Police Districts - 1st, 3rd, 4th & 17th. The Asian & Latino Outreach Projects provide culturally appropriate outreach and crime prevention information to the Asian and Latino communities in South Philadelphia and address the needs of the community members should they be victimized. The languages served are: Cantonese, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Program Specialization

Neighborhood Victim Service Agency,

Services Provided

Crime Victims Compensation, Crisis Response, (school based), (community based), Education, (schools), (community), (professional training), Counseling, Criminal Justice/Legal Advocacy, (court accompaniment), (case management), (legal services),

Age:

Children 0-12, Adolescents 12-18, Adults 18+, Seniors,

Gender:

Females and Males

Languages:

English and Spanish

Service Area:

The following zip codes: 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148

Fees:

Services offered free of charge,

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