In Wisconsin, a survivor of sexual assault receiving medical attention is offered a rape kit. If they chose to report the assault to the police, the rape kit goes to the cops to be used in their investigation. If they choose not to report, the kit is held in storage for 10 years. Wisconsin’s top […]
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.
Dominic Holt, Public Policy & Communications Coordinator of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, talks to Jan Miyasaki about that group’s work to be a resource to Wisconsin sexual assault crisis centers and their work to assure positive support in the Wisconsin state legislature. They also provide support in the areas of sexual violence trend […]