COVID-19 UPDATE: As we continue to have the privilege of offering assistance to individuals, families, and communities, our goal is to keep everyone safe and informed since nothing is more important to us than our staff and our guests. We have taken great measures to do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19 and continue to identify new ways to further support those on the frontline, including our agency employees, who are the backbone of this organization.

*Please that all events for 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

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November 6, 2020

Have you been the victim of a crime?

Have you witnessed a crime?

Do you experience anxiety due to violence or trauma that you have experienced?

Are you a high school student living within the boundaries of the City of Atlanta/Fulton County?

If yes, join us at Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. for an interactive program designed especially for you, Victim 2 Victor (V2V)!

You can earn community service hours for completing the program.

The first 40 students to sign up for the V2V program by Friday, November 7th, 2020 will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate.

Sign up by contacting Takana Petty (Maynard T. Jackson High School) takana.petty@atlanta.k12.ga.us OR Aric Johnson (George Washington Carver High School) one-eightycounsel@outlook.com


For over 30 years, Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. has advocated for the rights of victims and witnesses of crime with compassion, dignity, and respect. Although we recognize the importance of the support AVA provides to those impacted by crime, we also notice that many of the people AVA serve every day are victims or witnesses of crimes that could have been prevented. Thus, our primary goal is to prevent people from becoming victims of senseless crimes in the first place.

Annually, AVA hosts fundraisers to obtain financial support and to celebrate individuals who are working to demonstrate that violence is indeed preventable. This year, AVA Board of Directors has elected to rename the annual award ceremony the “Barney L. Simms Violence Is Preventable (VIP) Awards” in honor of our past Chairman and dear friend, Barney L. Simms, who tragically became a victim of homicide himself. Mr. Simms was an influential advocate for the prevention of violence as well as victims' rights, and it seems only fitting that future recipients of the VIP awards be recognized in his...


October 4, 2018

AVA hosted this resource fair in our continued efforts to raise awareness against domestic violence and connect victims to resources. We do this every year - the first Thursday of October so plan for next year!

Download the information below to connect to the organizations who attended the fair and provided valuable resources:


Recognizing those whose lives were lost to violence

To have your loved one memorialized in the Program Book - Please Download the form below, complete it and contact Chevon Hill at clhill@atlantaga.gov or 404-437-9113


AVA hosted an art exhibition featuring local Atlanta High School students' artwork acknowledging National Crime Victims Rights Week. Over 15 students contributed more than 25 pieces of original artwork in an effort to raise money for the cause. Artists were recognized at the event and prizes were given for first, second, and third places.

See pictures from the event by clicking here.


Join in on the discussion! Join in to CURE VIOLENCE!!

Speaker: Shannon Cosgrove - Director of Health Policy & Marcus McAllister - National Community Coordinator

Date: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 @ 9:30am - 11:00am


Grady Memorial Hospital

80 Jesse Hill Junior Drive SE,

Atlanta, GA 30303

Trauma Auditorium - Ground Floor

RSVP to Jasmine Moore jusher@gmh.edu 404-616-8461