Our Story

Central Division Victim Services is a leader that advocates for victims and witnesses of crimes in North & Central Divisions within Philadelphia.  Our vision also includes building bridges that create safer communities and as the community-based organization connects resources to crime victims, we serve within our neighborhoods.

I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.

Elizabeth Taylor

Check Out Our Programming

Victims Compensation
Assistance Program (VCAP)

The Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime by easing the financial impact placed upon them by the crime.

Women on the
Rise Program

The Women on the Rise Program strives to serve the women in our neighborhoods. It is a way to build community. The program focuses on sharing resources and hosting workshops on various topics.

Communities that Care (CTC)
& Positive Alternatives for Trauma and Healing (PATH) Program


Communities That Care (CTC) is based on the national Communities That Care Model. It is an evidence-based prevention initiative that builds community capacity to implement programs, policies and practices. CTC operates through a collective impact approach, engaging with community stakeholders to work towards preventing harmful behaviors and promoting positive youth development.

Positive Alternatives for Trauma and Healing (PATH) program targets youth ages 14-24 and their families living in the Strawberry Mansion and Kensington communities who are at risk for experiencing trauma related to violence. Our program is dedicated to assisting all individuals, regardless of race, age, color, national origin, disability, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity/expression.