State Reps. aim to create a statewide system to ’empower victims of rape and sexual assault’ | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 24, 2020

Good Monday Morning, all Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, filling in for John today. I trust you all are well-rested and ready for the week ahead because, as always, news abounds. On Friday, state Reps. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne and Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, announced that they would co-sponsor a bill to create a statewide system for tracking rape kits.  This legislation, if introduced, could prove significant, […]

Pennsylvania has a ‘patchwork’ of local policies for storing rape kits and collecting anonymous evidence. A new law could change that

BY: - July 19, 2019

A new law will require all rape kits collected in Pennsylvania to be stored until the statute of limitations on the incident expires: 12 years for adult rape victims.