Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1984 to advocate for and provide services to, victims of crimes. Since its inception, AVA has made significant contributions to the economic, social, and cultural health & well-being of the citizens of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. We have provided critical support to over 130,000 innocent Atlanta citizens impacted by crime.
Our founding Executive Director Brenda Muhammed will retire in April 2022. She leaves a solid legacy of programs and services fueled by her deep passion and commitment to serving and advocating for victims of violence.
AVA provides comprehensive services to help victims of violent crimes, such as human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and robbery, as well as family survivors of victims of homicide and secondary survivors of human-trafficking helping them to move from Victims to Victors.
AVA advocates work directly in the police zones, responding to calls, assessing victims’ needs, and providing pre-case intervention and follow-up. Placing advocates in the zones also facilitates community outreach efforts, which include providing awareness and education programs to neighborhood associations, schools, and in the immigrant population.
We also have advocates placed in Atlanta Municipal Court and two Title 1 high schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District.