a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization serving Summit County, Ohio


VAP’s Commitment to Change


August 2023: Shout Out! To First Responders and National Night Out

July 2023: Your support is providing survivors a path towards healing

June 2023: Together we support survivors on their journey to recovery

May 2023: Your support is uplifting lives after tragedy strikes

April 2023: Together, Let’s Bring Awareness to Sexual Assault

March 2023: Giving hope to thousands in need

February 2023: A Mother’s Cry for Help: VAP’s Step-by-Step Support

January 2023: New Year, Same Mission


Press Releases

2023 Victim Assistance Program’s Angel Tree Ceremony

Victim Assistance Program to Honor Judge Katarina Cook amidst National Crime Victim Rights Week

2023 Mardi Gras Gala – Survivor Lends Voice


In The News

Akron officials give update on June 2 mass shooting, police recruitment – Ideastream

Guns used in June 2 East Akron shooting linked to other crimes, police chief says

Fund created to help victims of mass shooting in East Akron

What to know about the newly announced Gun Violence Response Fund

Council OKs funding for victims of gun violence

Akron mass shooting: 28 victims confirmed, 1 dead

Akron announces initiative to help victims of gun violence, including 28 people hurt in mass shooting

Akron mass shooting: 28 victims confirmed, 1 fatality

Police still searching for Akron mass shooting suspect

Akron announces initiative to help victims of gun violence, including 28 people hurt in mass shooting

Organizations in Akron start a Gun Violence Response Fund

Akron establishes support fund for victims of June 2 mass shooting

Akron unveils Gun Violence Response Fund to support victims of shootings

Akron mass shooting update: Victim count rises to 28, city announces victim assistance fund

Group begins checking in with victims and witnesses of the street party shooting in Akron

Akron community comes together for healing

Summit County, Akron leaders supply neighbors with doorbell cameras following mass shooting

‘Our community is suffering’: Victim Assistance offers help after Akron mass shooting

‘This neighborhood is traumatized’: Community leaders speak during vigil for mass shooting

Akron Beacon Journal reporter’s work amplifying voices of crime victims earns award

Leanne Graham on Dreamers, Drivers, Doers Podcast- Crisis Intervention through the Victim Assistance Program

Akron bartender accused of sexually assaulting several customers takes plea deal

Ohio Justice Bus coming to Summit County to provide legal aid and court access

Akron Fire Department: Apartment fire kills 1, injures 3

Angel Trees: Honoring hundreds in Summit County who lost their lives to violent crime

Summit County Courthouse has a safe space for kids during domestic relations court hearings

‘We want to be prepared’: Domestic relations court, Victim Assistance outfitting kids’ room

Spare Change for a Good Cause

Akron’s 50-year-old Victim Assistance Program serves as a model for victim support agencies

Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI) brings healing to survivor

Victim Assistance Program marks 50 years

Gas outage in Akron: Dominion Energy crews completing repairs and beginning to restore gas service to customers

Victim Assistance to hold its annual Mardi Gras Gala virtually March 5

Victim Assistance awarded grant from Millennium Children’s Fund 

Akron’s cold-case rape unit brings closure for victims after years without answers

Akron-area victim agencies again facing federal funding cuts as need rises

Victim agencies reeling from federal funding cuts on top of pandemic expenses

Akron’s Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit Receives Nearly $2 Million to Expand Efforts

New Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI) formed to investigate sexual assault cold cases

Akron Police Awarded nearly $1 million to investigate sexual assault crimes

Tree ceremony to honor Summit County homicide victims

President & CEO Leanne Graham on WAKR – The Sam & Brad Show

Safe at Home Program – WAKR

Ohio Attorney General ADM Board Department of Job and Family Services Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services ASL Pride Flag COA Seal