Join Alina’s Light and the Sheykhet family in Harrisburg to raise awareness about Alina’s Law. On Tuesday, January 14th, we will be traveling to the Pennsylvania State Capitol in support of PA House Representative Anita Kulik as she works to get this important law passed.
You have already been so gracious in showing your support for our mission and we are asking for your help once again. Let’s show our Pennsylvania Representatives that Alina’s Law is vital and must be passed to help protect those associated with domestic violence.
We will be chartering a bus to and from Harrisburg. A light breakfast and lunch will also be provided for all participants.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Departure Location: Robinson Town Centre
Departure Time: 4AM (sharp)
Return Time: Immediately after the meeting in Harrisburg
If you’d like to join us in Harrisburg on January 14th, please complete the below form on or before January 3rd.
Thank you for your continued support.
Alina’s Law (Pennsylvania House Bill 588) will protect victims of domestic violence by giving the court a mechanism to enforce orders for Protection from Abuse (“PFA”). Presently, a PFA is a court order which, if violated, can result in fines and imprisonment. However, there is nothing physically stopping or discouraging a defendant from violating the order, and nothing guaranteeing that law enforcement will find out about a violation. Alina’s Law will create extra protections by allowing a judge presiding over PFA cases to evaluate whether the defendant is found to present a substantial risk of (1) violating the order, or (2) committing a crime against the victim punishable by imprisonment. Based on this assessment, the judge can order that the defendant be affixed with a device that will notify the local police and the victim if the defendant violates the PFA by entering into an area from which he has been excluded by the order. This will give the plaintiff the opportunity to get to safety. Further, once the order has been violated, the defendant’s location will be tracked until the police make contact with the defendant, the police determine the defendant is no longer a threat, and/or the defendant is arrested.