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Format: 2018-03-20
Format: 2018-03-20

Violence Against Women



It CAN be done!

“It can’t be done!” How many times have those words been spoken and a dream halted? How many times have you looked a naysayer square in the eye and stated “I will find a way?" It is a challenge like this that motivates me to think differently; to lose sleep; to dig my heels in and prove them wrong. I’m not defiant, I’m really not. But I have the determination of a bulldog! And that is how Project360 was born.

Final Thoughts about Danford Grant

This blog started as a piece about a tragedy - for the victims, their families, the family of the offender, and the community, but it's turned into a piece about gratitude.

 I'd been thinking about the Danford Grant case for some time - the accomplished attorney who was on trial for violently raping several women - before I went to the sentencing on May 19th.

The Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Rebuilding the Foundation

Do children really need therapy?

The Wheels of Justice Grind Slowly

As CourtWatch enters its fourth year of court monitoring-- collecting data about the courts through observation and research-- one thing has been consistently clear when it comes to sex offense cases: the wheels of justice grind very slowly. Of criminal sex offense cases filed in 2012 in King County Superior Court, we’ve found that cases resolving by guilty plea take an average of 8.5 months to reach a resolution, and that cases going to trial take an average of 12 months to reach a resolution.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Once April rolls around, my thoughts turn to two things: my birthday (of course!), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “during SAAM, activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. This year’s campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. It’s an opportunity to use your voice to impact our future.”

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