Philadelphia has one of the highest crime rates in the country, and given recent scandals involving Pennsylvania’s judiciary and law enforcement officials, the race for Philadelphia’s District Attorney is important.
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, our law firm is co-hosting a forum where anyone interested in the candidates’ responses on crime victims’ rights is welcome to attend. This forum is also being hosted by multiple victims’ rights groups in the area including:
- Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia,
- Philadelphia’s Children’s Alliance,
- Women Organized Against Rape, and
- Families of Murder Victims.
Questions for the candidates can be submitted to Attorney Guy D’Andrea at Gdandrea@lbk-law.com. Any questions selected will be asked anonymously. Please register at Event Brite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-for-victims-philly-da-candidate-forum-registration-33958016341?aff=es2
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Violent Crime Rates in Philadelphia
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, there were over 15,200 violent crimes in the city in 2016. In 2015, there were over 16,000. Violent crimes include murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults. This means that every day, 40 people become victims of violent crime in Philadelphia.
Victims of violent crime often suffer long-lasting effects, both physical and mental. That’s why it’s important to elect a District Attorney who understands the unique needs of victims of violent crime. Essentially, the position of District Attorney carries with it a great responsibility to victims of crime. The responsibility includes ensuring that a victim is treated with dignity and respect as well as ensuring that the victim’s rights are protected, per the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Act.
Please Join Us
Please join us on May 3 to learn about how the candidates for District Attorney of Philadelphia will protect victims’ rights if elected.