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Regina Mainor

2006 Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Regina Mainor | Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services
North Central Victim Services
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

North Central Victim Services (NCVS) addresses numerous issues that result from the victimization of law-abiding citizens living in North Philadelphia, one of the hotbeds of violent crime and drug trafficking in the city of Philadelphia. 

One area of concern that NCVS, under the direction of Executive Director Regina Mainor, identified is the lack of appropriate health care available to crime victims. Although able to provide victims of crime with a variety of short-term medical services without charge at a number of hospitals, medical centers, and dental offices, NCVS was determined to do more. NCVS recognized that many of the victims it served faced difficulties in having prescriptions filled due to gaps in existing prescription plans or the lack of any plan at all. 

NCVS actively sought assistance from both hospitals and Rite Aid Pharmacy, one of the major pharmacies operating in the city, to ensure that victims could receive vital prescriptions despite the lack of traditional prescription plan coverage. NCVS's advocacy and success in convincing a major pharmaceutical chain to cooperate and fill prescriptions at no charge to victims was a novel idea that greatly assisted victims of crime in North Philadelphia. NCVS also used the prescription program as a basis for obtaining additional funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to further expand this program. The success of this program has garnered praise from the Commission. 

Regina was nominated by Marcia Thomas Bayne, Victim Witness Coordinator, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.