Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc.

Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to advocate and provide services to victims of crime. For 40 years, AVA has served more than 145,000 crime victims. The organization is dedicated to supporting and empowering our community through various programs and initiatives. Our mission is to make a positive impact and create a better future for all. 

Join us for a special event on April 26!

This year we celebrate a milestone anniversary: 40 years! To commemorate our four decades of impact, AND to recognized National Crime Victims’ Rights Week which is April 21-27, we invite you to a special performance at Carver High School on Friday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m. for a series of theater performances created in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and Carver STEAM Academy. These performances will prompt us to consider the options, services, and hope we can offer crime victims and their loved ones.

The event is free but space is limited so get your ticket today!

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Welcome to Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) - a dedicated organization committed to providing comprehensive support and empowerment to all crime victims in our community. With a victim-centered approach, we offer a range of services tailored to individual needs, ensuring survivors receive the care, resources, and advocacy they deserve. Together, we can create a community where every survivor receives the support they need to heal, recover, and thrive. Join us in making a difference and building a safer, more resilient Atlanta for all.

Who We Serve

AVA offers support to survivors & families of the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic | Family Violence
  • Gun Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Identity Theft
  • Child Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Homicide
  • Sexual Assault

Our Programs & Services

AVA offers comprehensive, victim-centered services to support crime victims in mitigating trauma. Our skilled advocates provide tailored support, referrals to critical services, and education on victims' rights, recognizing the presence and impact of trauma in individuals' lives.

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Law Enforcement and Advocacy Program (LEAP)

Court Advocate Program

Temporary Protective Orders (TPOS)

Court Advocate Program- Identity Theft

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Homicide Support Project

Safety 1st School-Based Advocacy Services

Safe Dates Program

Community Outreach and Education

V2V School-Based Program

Restorative Conferencing Atlanta (RCA)

Our Impact

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Impact Report 2022

2022 Impact Statement

Our Partners

AVA collaborates closely with esteemed community partners such as the Atlanta Police Department and the City of Atlanta Municipal Court to actively mitigate the impact of crime and facilitate vital connections for victims. Through these partnerships, we strive to enhance the availability of essential services and support, ensuring that victims receive the comprehensive care they need during their healing journey.

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