WE'RE ON A MISSION
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape supports the abolition of the statute of limitations to report sexual assault and believes that adult survivors of sexual abuse for whom the statute of limitations has expired should be afforded a two-year window of opportunity to seek civil remedies for their victimization.
As the countdown to the end of another year nears its end, so too does the countdown to a final decision on the Violence Against Women Act. If a final decision isn’t made by the end of the year, a lot more things than a shiny ball in Times Square are going to drop.
HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania is no longer the only state to prohibit expert witness testimony in sexual assault trials. Gov. Tom Corbett signed HB 1264 into law June 29, which will allow for expert testimony in cases of sexual violence in late August.
HARRISBURG– State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, D-Phila.,is proud that her legislation to allow for expert witness testimony in sexual assault trials is headed for the governor's desk. The House concurred unanimously in Senate amendments to H.B.1264 today.
Bellefonte, PA – Protecting the privacy and dignity of victims in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Gerald A.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape advanced its mission to eliminate sexual violence and advocate for victims of sexual assault with a well-attended and energetic Advocacy Day event April 4 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.
PCAR’s Vision of Hope Fund Awards $50K Grant to University
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HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape’s Vision of Hope Fund has granted Portland State University professor Keith Kaufman $50K for the second year in a row, to support his research and evaluation of a pilot project to reduce instances of child sexual abuse at youth-serving organizations.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow courtroom testimony from experts who could shed light on a victim’s behavior after sexual assault.
Joseph Amendola, attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was in court Monday threatening to request that criminal charges against his client be dropped. Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 minors beginning in 1994.