On Thursday, November 7 Cassia Spohn, Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, presents research from a National Institute of Justice funded study in which Spohn and colleague Katharine Tellis investigated police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases. The study uses quantitative data on sexual assaults reported to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2008, and qualitative data from interviews with detectives and deputy district attorneys.Cassia Spohn is a Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She is the author or co-author of five books, including The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America and How Do Judges Decide: The Search for Fairness and Equity in Punishment. A sixth book, Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System will be published in 2013. Her research interests include prosecutorial and judicial decision making, the intersections of race, ethnicity, crime and justice, and sexual assault case processing decisions.
Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School
The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice presents a Veteran's Week panel and screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary on sexual violence in the U.S. Military. Panelists include a former JAG attorney, military sexual assault survivor-advocate and mental health and trauma specialist.
Please join us for this comedy night fundraiser to benefit the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. The entire cover will benefit the Alliance's mission. There is also a two drink minimum. Comics include... Regina DeCicco (2012 Ladies of Laughter) Tom Daddario (Sirius XM) Moody McCarthy (Late Show with David Letterman) Carmen Lynch (Late Show with David Letterman) Keith Alberstadt (Late Show with David Letterman) MC'ed by Harris Bloom The Alliance's mission is to build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families and society.For more information please visit www.svfreenyc.org
Are you a LGBTSTGNC Immigrant who's fluent in English and another language? Are you a LGBTSTGNC person of color who's fluent in English and another language and wants to support immigrant rights work? Interested in gaining interpretation skills AND learning about interpreting for social justice? One of our natural resources is that many of us are multilingual and have been interpreting for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. The Interpreter Training Project seeks to provide opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming immigrants of color who are already informal community interpreters to:
gain greater skills in interpretation
learning about language justice strategies
better understand how to build more multilingual spaces
share knowledge about health, social and community resources
share resources on translating health, sexuality and gender issues.
What are the next steps?
After filling out the application, we will call you for a follow-up conversation.
If you wish to participate in the program, but do not need a stipend please note this on your application. While stipends are limited there will be space for some non-stipend participants.
Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Join members of the Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), students and professionals from healthcare, law enforcement, counseling, advocacy, higher education, and prosecution from throughout New York State for the third annual one-day conference on preventing and responding to sexual assault. Attendees of the conference may choose from a variety of workshops which fit their interests and training needs, and will also have the opportunity to network with other professionals. The cost to attend the full-day conference is $40, which includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, all conference materials and parking. This year, we are able to offer a special student rate of $32 for full-time students. Detailed directions, parking instructions and helpful reminders will be emailed to attendees in advance of the conference.
Richard Gartner, training and supervising analyst, faculty, and founding director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, speaks on the long-term effects of boyhood sexual abuse.Dr. Gartner is the author of Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse. A pioneer in treating sexually abused men, he is a founder and past president of MaleSurvivor.org. He has written op-ed pieces for the New York Times (where he was also the subject of an interview in the “Science Times”), the Daily News, and Newsday; and columns on line at Forbes.com and Psychology Today’s Psychoanalysis 3.0 blog. He has been quoted and interviewed widely in the media, including NPR, London Times; Washington Post; The Nation; Los Angeles Times; 20/20; CNN; CBS; MSNBC; and documentaries on WABC-TV New York.
The Clean Slate Diaries was created to honor and recognize the path survivors of Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence have walked. Currently, there are no races taking place in support of survivor recovery or color-coded products sold to recognize the intense courage and fierce determination required to overcome the trauma that remains from these crimes.
Clean Slate Founder and Executive Producer, Renee DeVesty, knew that finding your voice was an essential first step in the healing process. A survivor of Rape and Domestic Violence, she decided to choreograph an evening of Art, Music, Dance and Spoken Word Stories that would inspire and empower survivors to break through the darkness of guilt and shame and allow their light to shine – their voice to be heard – using Art as a form of expression.
Produced by survivors, for survivors and held annually during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Syracuse, New York, 2013 will bring together five area colleges and universities to raise awareness of the high incidence of sexaul assault and intimate partner violence among the college demographic, along with award-winning musicians, artists and dancers.
This event is a reminder that despite anything that has happened, a new beginning is always available to us – an opportunity to wipe away the stain and begin again.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.