In 2013, working at a local rape crisis center in suburban Philadelphia, Meri López, an attorney, and Leslie Holt, a victims advocate/rape crisis counselor, became increasingly aware of the inefficient way in which rape and domestic assault are reported.
Frustrated with the lack of awareness and the shame and secrecy that prevented victims from coming forward, the shape of The RADAR Project began to take form. Through their work at the center, they realized that many crisis centers had not substantially changed since their advent in the 1970s. And many centers lacked funds and resources to meet the demand.
The RADAR Project was created to develop innovative technology to support victims, provide access to resources for healing, and to raise funds for sexual and domestic violence research and prevention. In the process of engaging the public in this public health crisis, The RADAR Project strives to start a conversation on sexual assault and demolish the taboo on open public discussion. Join us in starting a revolution.