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NSVRC Blogs by Laura Palumbo


Laura Palumbo is Communications Director at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Laura works on strategic messaging, media engagement and educational materials to promote that prevention is possible. For seven years she had led NSVRC in developing materials for advocates, parents, youth and college students.

“All Americans accused of a crime are entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers. That right is essential to our criminal justice system, and the standard of evidence that must be met for a criminal conviction is by necessity quite high. In fact, the high standard of evidence required for criminal convictions is one reason why the criminal justice system cannot be the only avenue for sexual assault survivors to seek justice. It remains important for victims to be given the opportunity to tell their stories and for individuals and organizations to better respond to sexual violence and create safer environments."

High-profile cases in the media are an opportunity to educate the public about the realities of sexual assault.

High-profile cases in the media are an opportunity to educate the public about the realities of sexual assault.

PLEASE NOTE: NSVRC staff will not have access to email from April 26 to May 1.

Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the general public to understand.  We know what we do and say about sexual violence matters. 

This blog is a guest post by Casey Keene, Director of Capacity Building and Education, at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.  

The SAAM blog is back from a short hiatus! Although we’ve been busy behind the scenes, and I look forward to sharing more updates about plans for SAAM in the future.

June 15 is the heart of the year. It’s half-way through the calendar year, at the very mid-point of the month.

The team at NSVRC has been blown away by enthusiasm for this year's SAAM campaign. Sexual Assault Awareness Month participation this April was unprecedented. It was a month of activism and action for creating change on college campuses. 

The SAAM countdown just got real. Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2015 is just 1 day away!