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PA District Attorneys Association Urges Passage of Strangulation Law to Better Protect Victims

Harrisburg, PA  -- Strangulation is a violent crime, and the law should fully recognize this dangerous form of physical violence the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) said today.  Legislation that would codify the existing crime of strangulation into Pennsylvania law passed the state House yesterday. The PDAA urges the Senate to take action on the bill this spring. “Strangulation is one

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Informational Hearing on Sexual Extortion Before the House Judiciary Committee March 26, 2019

Testimony of Greg Rowe , Director of Legislation & Policy, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and Sean McCormack, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Click here to download the official testimony. Good morning Chairmen Kauffman and Briggs and members of the House Judiciary Committee.  We are pleased to be here today to discuss the creation of a new crime of sexual extortion. 

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PDAA Appoints Lindsay E. Vaughan New Executive Director

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced that Lindsay E. Vaughan has been appointed its new executive director. Her first day on the job will be Thursday, March 7, 2019. Vaughan assumes the role after PDAA’s previous executive director, Richard Long, was appointed Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board. “Lindsay shares our vision that improving the

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