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Philadelphia Police Department, Victim Services Unit

(Victim Assistance Officer Program - Specialty Crimes)

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Philadelphia, PA 
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Program Description

Some Victim Assistance Officers (VAO) are assigned to address specific crimes regardless of what district the crime occurs. The specialty VAOs are detailed as follows: Special Victims Unit: Capt. John Darby 215-685-3261 and VAO Janet Jones 215-685-3249; Homicide Unit: Capt. Michael Costello 215-686-3334 and VAO Kathy Battle 215-686-3065; Airport: Capt. Domenic Magucci 215-937-6816 and VAO Michael Kennedy 215-937-6918 Other VAOs address all other crimes by Philadelphia district, see Victim Assistance Officer Program - Neighborhood Based Program

Program Specialization

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Homicide, Sexual Assault,

Services Provided

Crime Victims Compensation, Crisis Response, (community based), Criminal Justice/Legal Advocacy, (court accompaniment), (legal services),


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


Females and Males



Service Area:

Entire Region, see each crime specialty for VAO contact


Services offered free of charge,

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