Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently visited the offices of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Jamison, to learn about the organization’s programs and services, in particular those relating to child safety and well-being.
Staff members showcased their work for Senator Bob Casey in a roundtable discussion.
Also present at this meeting was NOVA Board President, Dot Gaboda, and board member Bob Hills, co-chair of NOVA’s Public Affairs Committee.
Senator Bob Casey has been an advocate for vulnerable members of Pennsylvania communities including children, older adults and persons with disabilities and has worked during his time in the Senate to introduce legislation to protect them.
“The Senator is a true champion for the safety and well-being of children,” said Penny Ettinger, NOVA’s Executive Director. “It was an honor to have him attend a roundtable with NOVA professionals, who shared with him an overview of the services that NOVA provides to victims, as well as the prevention work that NOVA offers in schools and throughout the Bucks County community.”
NOVA’s Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Julie Dugery, echoed Penny’s sentiments and added, “We thank Senator Bob Casey for his leadership and commitment to protecting crime victims and for introducing legislation to improve resources for organizations like NOVA.”
NOVA supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs.
Founded in 1974, NOVA is a non-profit 501(c)3, community-based organization operating out of three offices in Fairless Hills, Jamison and Perkasie.
Services are made possible through the financial support of federal, state and local government grants and contracts, corporations, foundations and private donations.
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
For more information, visit www.NOVABucks.org.
PHOTO CAP; Pictured back row from left, Bob Hills, NOVA Board Member and Co-Chair of NOVA’s Public Affairs Committee, Grace Wheeler, County Coordinator, Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, NOVA, Mary Worthington, Primary Prevention Coordinator, NOVA, Julie Dugery, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, NOVA, Senator Bob Casey, Penny Ettinger, Executive Director, NOVA, and Alexis Jones, Victim Advocate Coordinator, NOVA; front row, Debbie Nugent, SANE Coordinator, NOVA, Oana Nechita, Counselor, NOVA, and Dot Gaboda, Board President, NOVA. Photo courtesy of NOVA.