The Radar Project was founded in 2013 by Leslie Holt, a victim’s advocate/rape crisis counselor, and Meri López, an attorney. This 501(c)3 non-profit was created to support sexual assault victims and help get them access to resources for healing.
Ms. Holt and Ms. Lopez created a free app called TRP for victims. TRP is an acronym for the rape and domestic abuse reports used by the county, and it is often very difficult to prosecute and gain convictions in these cases. The TRP app allows adults to share their experience with a global audience of other victims by ‘dropping a pin’ to mark the geographical location where their abuse occurred. They can write their story of their sexual assault and domestic violence telling as much or as little as they are comfortable with. The #metoomap created an opportunity for victims to heal through sharing their experiences with other victims. With pins dropped from as far away as Australia, it is a powerful resource.
A Child’s Light
Starting in 2019, A Child’s Light operated as a service program under TheRADARProject. As ACL has grown and expanded its offerings, a request was legally filed to change the 501(c)3 organization name from TheRADARProject to A Child’s Light.
Leslie & Lana’s Personal Story (PDF download)
> T/E Mom Leslie Holt Finds Purpose in Her Pain, 1/21/2021, Savvy/Mainline