Beginning on May 2, 2023, crime victims and/or defendants in a civil action in which the crime victim is a party may obtain criminal investigative information for use in an existing civil action or in contemplation of a potential civil action. 18 Pa. C.S. § 9158.1. CVRA requests are not the same as a Right to Know request. This is a specific, limited exception to Criminal History Record Information Act’s strict prohibition against the dissemination of investigative information.
Procedure for Submitting CVRA Requests
Materials will only be provided to a crime victim, a defendant in a civil action in which a crime victim is a party, or their attorney. All requests must be submitted using the Whitpain Township Police CVRA Request Form and comply with the requirements and procedures set forth in the attached instructions; failure to comply with the foregoing may result in denial.