Founded in 1973, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is a private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 community-based organization. All services are confidential and provided at no cost. Services are possible due to the financial support of federal, state and local grants and contracts, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, corporations, foundations, and private donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is dedicated to:
- Providing confidential services at no cost to the people of Lehigh and Northampton Counties whose lives have been directly affected by crime;
- Advocating for the rights, welfare and empowerment of all victims of crime and;
- Developing resources for individual and community education regarding crime victimization and prevention.
In furtherance of our mission, the following values guide our actions:
- Compassion toward those we serve;
- Cooperation and collaboration with those who share our goals;
- Integrity in our relationships with those we serve and with whom we collaborate;
- Foster, respect and protect the individuals’ right to make their own decisions regarding their victimization;
- Pursue knowledge to enhance our professional competence;
- Provide high quality service to the community.