Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits sit untested in police department and crime lab storage facilities across the country in what is known as the rape kit backlog. Each kit represents a lost opportunity to bring healing and justice to […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All month long we will be focusing on the Theme of No More Secrets: An Intimate Look at the Impact of Sexual Abuse. Joining Lilada in the studio for the month of April is Jillian Stacey. She is the new African-American Community Outreach Coordinator at Rape Crisis Center of Dane County. […]
A Republican lawmaker is proposing a “Sexual Assault Amnesty Bill” that would allow victims of sexual assault to seek assistance from authorities without worrying about being cited for underage drinking. The bill has support from law enforcement, university officials, and advocacy groups. But will it significantly impact the under-reporting of sexual assaults? Darien Lamen reports.
Dr. Sarah Van Orman, Executive Director of the University Health Services at U.W. Madison, discusses some of the information obtained from a multi-campus survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus. More information at www.uhs.wisc.eduAAUsurvey.html
On this edition of a Public Affair we continued our conversation about sexual assault on college campuses. Why is it so prevalent? Are we protecting the victims or the perpetrators? How will the decision in the Steel case impact domestic violence victims and survivors? Listen to find out more!
The UW Madison fall semester has just begun and already campus has seen at least two sexual assaults. UW is rolling out a new program designed to teach students how to prevent assault. Marc Lovicott of UW-Madison Police explains.