Public Policy

This is an IAFN response paper issued in the first half of 2022

The webinar recording is also available in the IAFN online learning center

Amending the act of November 29, 2006 for rights of sexual assault victims and for report by Pennsylvania State Police.

Amending the act of November 24, 1998, in crime victims, further providing for rights.

The Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women redefined the terms of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Act 79 which made significant changes to the Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order requirements

Amending Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in depositions and witnesses, further providing for admissibility of certain statements.

Amending Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in depositions and witnesses, providing for procedures to protect victims and witnesses with intellectual disabilities or autism.

The PA chapter of the IAFN recently drafted a letter to the PA legislature regarding SB 970

Amending Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sexual offenses, providing for the offense of female mutilation.

Amending the act of November 24, 1998in crime victims, further providing for rights.

Marsy’s Law would ensure that victims have the same co-equal rights as the accused and convicted – nothing more, nothing less.