Strengthening Healing and Safety

Policy Recommendations to Better Support Crime Victims in Pennsylvania

Communities that have experienced the most harm from crime and violence are also the least helped by public safety and justice systems. These crime victims are key safety stakeholders whose voices and insights can shape policy that prioritizes prevention, safety, and healing for all.

Informed by the nearly 8,000 members of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice in Pennsylvania, this policy agenda presents nine key priorities that advance safety and healing in the Commonwealth.

Victims of crime in Pennsylvania deserve access to safety and healing, and are calling for public safety policies that stop cycles of crime and make communities safer. This report shows the way forward.