As a result of the expose in the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1999, a Community Advocate Review Board was developed and meets quarterly at the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and reviews all unfounded (downgraded) sexual assault complaints. Philadelphia was the first city in the country to implement this practice;
WOAR’s Executive Director receives the Philadelphia Coalition for Victim Advocacy Catherine Bachrach Award for outstanding advocacy on behalf of victims of crime in Philadelphia.
WOAR received recognition from AWARE, Inc. for work on behalf of victims of sexual assault.
WOAR produced a video, “Speak Out” discussing sexual assault in the Latino Community, and three Asian Outreach videos, which discussed sexual assault and related issues in the Asian Community.