Establishing a Statewide Rape Kit Tracking System

PHOENIXVILLE, SEPT. 23-- The Senate and House Democratic Policy Committees convened a joint hearing that focused the need to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system in Pennsylvania. The hearing took place at the Upper Providence Township Building in Phoenixville and featured three panels of testimony from members of law enforcement, victim advocates, and survivors of sexual assault. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosts: Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia) and Sen. Katie Muth (D- Berks, Chester, Montgomery)
  • Testifiers:
    • Laquisha Anthony, Survivor
    • Sarah, Survivor
    • Debra A. Calhoun, Pennsylvania State Police, Scientific Services Division Director
    • Sgt. James Holstein, Pennsylvania State Police
    • Kevin Steele, District Attorney of Montgomery County
    • Donna Greco, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
    • Mary Onama, Director, Montgomery County Rape Crisis Center

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage