The Haverford Township Police Department provides the following general information on your rights as a crime victim and services available to assist you through the aftermath of the crime. A victim advocate is available to help you know and understand your rights, connect you to available services such as counseling, and assist you in applying for financial assistance with medical bills and other expenses. Because your case may involve interaction with many state and local agencies, an advocate will provide you with support and guidance as well as help you understand the legal system and what happens next in the process.
Victim Rights Information
Rights of a Crime Victim and local contact numbers may be found in English and Spanish versions by using the below links. Additionally Crime Victims may contact www.pacrimevictims.com to find information and rights available to them as a victim of a crime.
Victims Compensation Assistance Program
You may be eligible to receive financial help with expenses directly related to the crime (e.g., medical and counseling expenses, loss of earnings, loss of support, stolen cash, relocation, funeral or crime scene clean-up). A compensation form may be printed from the below link. Additionally information about eligibility and other questions concerning the Victims Compensation Assistance Program can be found at www.pacrimevictims.com.
Offender Release Notification
You can register to receive free, automatic, confidential notifications regarding your offender while he/she is under the supervision of county jails, state prisons, or state parole. To learn more and to register, call 1-866-9PA-SAVIN (1-866-972-7284).
If the crime in which you were a victim is being prosecuted by the district attorney’s office and you would like to be notified as the case moves through the system, please inform your Victim/ Witness advocate listed in the victim rights information.
Address Confidentiality Program
You may be eligible for enrollment in the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) if you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. For more information about ACP, contact your local victim service program or call the ACP at 1-800-563-6399.
The Haverford Township Police Department’s Community Policing Unit will assist in guiding crime victims to the appropriate service. If you have a non-emergency question, please call 610-853-1298 ext. 1225 Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For emergencies dial 911 immediately.