Pa. lawmaker’s proposal would clear civilians to pursue would-be child predators

BY: - August 25, 2023

A Pennsylvania lawmaker said he wants to make it legal for anyone to go undercover posing as a minor online to help law enforcement arrest sexual predators. Citing the long since canceled hidden camera reality TV show “To Catch a Predator” as evidence that online child predation is a significant problem, state Rep. Jim Gregory, […]


Survivors want accountability and transparency. They’ve waited long enough | Opinion

BY: - April 26, 2023

By Katie M. Shipp As lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week, it is imperative that they prioritize passing window legislation that will allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice against perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them. As an attorney, I have received innumerable phone calls from adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The […]

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package

BY: - January 11, 2023

The House has until Jan. 27 to pass the statutory window constitutional amendment, and the other proposed changes, for them to appear on the May ballot.