Pittsburgh Action Against Rape has been serving the Pittsburgh community for 50 years through advocacy, counseling, prevention and education.
History and Accomplishments
Since its inception in 1972, PAAR has a rich history of providing knowledge, skill-building and support for every member of our community.
PAAR was founded by a group of lawyers, health professionals, and activists who believed victims of sexual assault should have expert assistance directly following the commission of the crime. Since its foundation, PAAR has created the legacy of being the only organization in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issue of sexual violence.