sexual assault


Why We Need To Shift the Power in Sexual Assault Investigations

Louise Godbold of Echo Training argues that any effort to make the process trauma-informed must be be led by survivors of abuse

Photo: Human Rights Project for Girls, "The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story"


“The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline”: Report Highlights Schools’ Role

When Sasha was in high school, she was raped. Two years later, she had dropped out of high school and was arrested on petty theft charges. According to a recent report entitled “The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story,” Sasha’s experience at school in the assault’s aftermath was the catalyst for these consequences.


Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Juveniles is a Deal Breaker

“Audrie’s Law” stalled in the California State Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety  this morning due to the growing opposition against the bill’s mandatory sentencing requirements for juveniles convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious or disabled victims.


The Lifetime Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Assessed in Late Adolescence

The purpose of this research it to estimate the likelihood that a recent cohort of children would be exposed to sexual abuse and sexual assault by age 17 in the United States. 


It’s Your Turn Governors: Implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act

By Liz Ryan In a statement issued by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy this week, he called the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) a “watershed piece of legislation” because “the punishment of incarceration does not, and cannot, include a sentence of rape.


Uncertainty, Angst Over Juvenile Standards as PREA Deadline Looms

Many juvenile justice officials are expressing a mix of confusion and apprehension about juvenile standards included in an act meant to protect prisoners from sexual violence at the hands of guards or other inmates.