We Are With You
A note from Kathy Walsh, Executive Director.
Sexual assault is not a result of poor decision-making on the part of the victim. It is not an accident. Drinking is not an excuse for raping an unconscious woman. Being more concerned about the impact of sexual assault on the perpetrator rather than the victim is just wrong.
Last week when a judge sentenced the former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have had "a severe impact on him," we felt outrage, anger, and disgust for a criminal justice system that continues to blame victims and fails to hold perpetrators accountable for sexual violence.
Safe and Sound
When her daughters found her, she was covered in blood and missing some teeth. After she got out of the hospital, she found he had taken everything. So she got help from her local domestic violence program, which supported her in getting a new job and finding a safe home for her and her daughters. Because of supporters like you, the Coalition was able to provide emergency financial assistance to help her close the gap and pay the deposit on her new home.
events & trainings
Rape Prevention & Education Institute
July 6-8, 2016
The Annual Rape Prevention & Education Institute is the only primary prevention focused institute in the state. We are proud to be able to offer workshops exploring new and emerging research on the primary prevention of sexual violence, information about prevention campaigns and programs happening across the country, and best practices for creating a diverse framework for prevention within your community.
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