West Chester, Pa (December 5, 2022) – New technology upgrades are coming to the Crime Victims Center of Chester County (CVC) to better serve victims and their families thanks to State Senator Carolyn Comitta.
Comitta secured $50,000 in state funding for the organization to acquire a new server, new Wi-Fi switches, improvements to the security cameras at their office, updated laptops for staff, and continued access to their virtual counseling platform.
“The Crime Victims Center is a trusted advocate and vital community resource for victims of crime and their loved ones,” Comitta said. “By upgrading their technology, the organization can continue to provide compassionate support to victims, educate young people on healthy relationships and safe boundaries, and expand their services to meet the needs of a growing population.”
“We are so grateful to Senator Comitta for this much-needed funding and her ongoing support for our work. One of the measurable impacts of COVID at CVC has been a significant increase in our technology costs for both tech support and hardware for our 40 team members. This grant ensures that we have the funds we need to make critical upgrades to existing technology, maintain access to our virtual counseling platform and replace damaged hardware when needed,” said Christine Zaccarelli, CVC Chief Executive Officer.
Founded in 1973, CVC is a private, community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) comprehensive victim services agency that has helped thousands of people over the years. It is the designated provider of services to sexual violence victims for Chester County, but also serves victims of all types of crime including domestic violence.
CVC provides free, immediate, and confidential crisis response and confidential support to children and adults impacted by sexual violence and other forms of crime. The Center provides assistance through counseling, advocacy, resources, and education and fosters community awareness and understanding through its comprehensive outreach and prevention programs.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime and would like to speak with an advocate for support, please call the Crime Victims Center’s 24-hour hotlines. For sexual violence cases dial (610) 692-7273. For all other crimes dial (610) 692-7420.
For more information about the Crime Victims Center of Chester County and how you can help support victims of crime, visit www.cvcofcc.org.