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Williamsburg :: VA :: USA | 13 days ago

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A bipartisan group of legislators gathered Monday on Capitol Hill to urge the House and Senate to pass the reauthorization of a law that moves to push eliminate the backlog of processing rape kits. Debbie Smith, a rape survivor and the legislation's

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Alameda :: CA :: USA | 1 month ago

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It applies to all UC students and employees and all university programs and activities, according to a news release issued Friday morning. The policy covers sexual and domestic violence, stalking and harassment. Among the UC policy changes are

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Halifax :: Canada | 1 month ago

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Story The study is the department's fourth since 2011 to examine the grim price tags associated with crime in Canada, all of them focused on the burden placed on victims. The latest research, completed in December, looked at every case of assault,

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Prince George :: Canada | 2 months ago

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The Maryland Senate passed one of the governor's proposals to combat domestic violence Thursday, sending to the House a bill that would make it easier for assault victims to obtain permanent court orders telling their abusers to stay away. Meeting

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Nashville :: TN :: USA | 2 months ago

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Posted by Steve Cavendish on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:12 AM In September, Metro issued a 22-page report on the changes it was making in its approach to domestic violence cases. What it didn't say is that there was a 185-page report that wasn't

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Santa Clarita :: CA :: USA | 3 months ago

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When a group of young men raped a 16-year-old girl in Kenya late last year, their punishment was merely cutting the grass at the local police station. While riots in response to the lax sentencing eventually brought this injustice to the public's

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Virginia Beach :: VA :: USA | 3 months ago

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President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention. Obama planned

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Fairfield :: CA :: USA | 4 months ago

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The grant is in support of the Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program, which provides annual funding for 19 full-time economic empowerment coordinator positions in domestic violence agencies across the United States. Totaling $65,000,

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Topeka :: KS :: USA | 5 months ago

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The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center in Hutchinson is among 22 Kansas agencies and programs receiving grant money from a federal domestic violence prevention program. Of the $1.05 million in grants through the 2014 Federal Family Violence

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 6 months ago

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His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline he helped create, calling victims of such abuse "prisoners in plain sight." Housed in an unmarked building in suburban Austin, the

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