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​OVA News

This page is a resource for finding victim centered statements and speeches on initiatives and court proceedings from the Office of Victim Advocate.

March 6, 2023: PA Program can keep Victims' Home Address from Abusers (link)

January 5, 2023: PA Officials Outline Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking (pdf)

February 25, 2022: PA Commission for Women hosts Financial Security for Crime Suvivors Webinar (link)

December 23, 2021: Statement on Marsy's Law PA Supreme Court Decision (pdf)

November 22, 2021: Joint Statement on ​Resolve to Prevent Violence (pdf)

November 9, 2021: Marsy's Law OpEd (pdf)

November 6, 2021: Sandusky Arrest Anniversary (link)

July 3, 2021: WGAL In Focus Bill Cosby Verdict Overturned (link)

July 1, 2021: Statement on Overturning the Cosby Conviction - What about the Victims? (pdf)

April 19, 2021: Statement on the Rally for a Window (pdf)

March 15, 2021: Governor Wolf Nominates Suzanne V. Estrella to Serve as Victim Advocate (link)

February 3, 2021: Joint Statement on United Front for PA SOL Reform (pdf)

February 2, 2021: Statement on Survivor Impact of Window to Justice Mishandling (pdf)

January 22, 2021: Jennifer Storm Resigns as Acting Commonwealth Victim Advocate (pdf)

January 7, 2021: Statement on Marsy's Law Commonwealth Court Decision (pdf)

December 14, 2020: Philadelphia Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention Testimony (pdf)

September 17, 2020: OpEd Compassionate Reform (pdf)

September 15, 2020: Joint Statement COVID and Court Opening (pdf)

August 10, 2020: OpEd COVID and Court Opening (pdf)

June 23, 2020: Joint Statement with Andrea Constand re: PA Supreme Court Decision to Review Cosby Conviction (pdf)

February 27, 2020: Statement on Supporting City of Phila. Victim Services (pdf)

November 18, 2019: Statement on Statute of Limitations (pdf)

September 18, 2019: Statement on Charges against Senator Folmer (pdf)

August 30, 2019: Statement on At-Home Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (pdf)

August 9, 2019: Statement on Behalf of Cosby Victims (pdf)

December 20, 2018: Victim Advocate Kicked-Off Lifer Listening Tour (pdf)

October 30, 2018: Office of Attorney General and Office of Victim Advocate Grant Partnership Announced (pdf)

September 17, 2018: Positive Impact of State Income Tax Refund Intercept Program (pdf)

September 17, 2018: The Fortney Family and Statute of Limitations Reform (pdf)

August 14, 2018: Joint Response to Catholic Archdiocese Grand Jury Report (pdf)

July 24, 2018: Statement re: Cosby a Sexually Violent Predator (pdf)

June 25, 2018: Response to Catholic Archdiocese Stay of Grand Jury Report (pdf)

May 3, 2018: Over $4.4 Million Collected in Restitution for PA Crime Victims as a Result of Reform Package (pdf)

August 30, 2016: OVA Expands Victim Services in Philadelphia DA's Office (pdf)