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  • July 22, 2021 - 2:51pm

    The PA Supreme Court this week overturned the PA Superior Court’s decision in Rice v. Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Five years ago, Renee Rice, a brave survivor of child sexual abuse, sued both the clergy member who abused her as a child, and the diocese that were complicit in enabling and concealing this abuse for seven years. As is common among survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Rice did not  pursue justice for several decades.

  • July 20, 2021 - 7:46pm

    The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed H.R. 1652, a federal fix to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)—preventing a likely bankruptcy of the VOCA fund, upon which, victim service providers heavily rely in serving victims of sexual violence and other crimes. 

    President Joe Biden is expected to sign the legislation into law.