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 150,000 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. 


Celebrating 40 years of empowering victims to become victors.

For 40 years, Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) has been an essential and unique resource for individuals and families in Atlanta to receive free and comprehensive support after experiencing the life-altering and devastating impacts of a crime. Since our inception in 1984, our compassionate team has delivered tailored programs and services to empower more than 150,000 victims of crime and their families to become victors, equipping them with the support needed to heal and thrive.

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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.

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

Who We Serve

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.


Law Enforcement and Advocacy Program (LEAP)

Court Advocate Program

Temporary Protective Orders (TPOS)

Court Advocate Program- Identity Theft

AVA's Closet

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

More than
served since inception in 1984
More than
served in 2023
More than
served in 2022

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.