VIDEO: Sen. Martin calls for victims of sexual assault to have a say in schools expelling their offender

VIDEO: Sen. Martin calls for victims of sexual assault to have a say in schools expelling their offender

Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) is working on legislation that would allow victims of sexual assault to make the call on if their offender is expelled if they go to the same school and the student who committed the crime has been convicted. 

After looking into how schools deal with victims and those who are convicted or sexual assault, Martin discovered that currently most schools give the option to a victim to switch schools at no cost, but there was nothing telling the offenders to leave. Hearing this Martin decided a victim shouldn't be the one to have to leave a place where they are comfortable and they should have the right to request their offender be the one to have to leave. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Grand jury recommendations receive mixed response from state lawmakers after sexual assault probe

Grand jury recommendations receive mixed response from state lawmakers after sexual assault probe

Following a sexual assault investigation into a former state representative, a Dauphin County grand jury wants the Pennsylvania General Assembly to create an independent office dedicated to reviewing misconduct claims against members.

 

But the recommendations have not received universal support among state lawmakers, as Democrats and Republicans appear to be at odds on how to move forward. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Dauphin County DA announces no charges against former rep; offers recommendations for legislature to deal with sexual assault accusations

Dauphin County DA announces no charges against former rep; offers recommendations for legislature to deal with sexual assault accusations

On Monday morning, Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo was joined by Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm and Shea Rhodes, director of the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, to discuss the grand jury report that investigated allegations of sexual misconduct by former Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Ellis).

 

Chardo advised no charges would be filed against the former representative, but also discussed recommended changes in the grand jury report that would change the way the legislature deals with sexual assault and harassment cases. 

Monday, August 26, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From Pennsylvanians getting ready to see yet another raise in toll prices to one state legislator pushing to ban non-disclosure agreements relating to sexual assault in the workplace to a meeting on the 2020 census. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf holds ceremonial signing for bills that encourage students to report sexual assault on college campuses

Wolf holds ceremonial signing for bills that encourage students to report sexual assault on college campuses

Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference to discuss legislation that is being signed that would encourage more students to come forward and report sexual assault on college campuses.

The governor proposed two campus safety initiatives, one of which requires colleges to offer an online anonymous option for students to report sexual assault. The second initiative protects a student who comes forward to report sexual assault from getting in trouble for violating school drug, alcohol or other policies.

Monday, July 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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