Published: January, 2015| Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

AEquitas' mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. The complex and unique dynamics of these crimes against women demand a nuanced response by prosecutors and a broader concept of what constitutes justice in these cases. In addition to offender accountability, the best possible outcomes must include consideration of the victim's history, experience, and perspective; the impact of the criminal justice process on the victim, and, where relevant, the victim's children and family; and the impact on the victim's workplace and community.