Sexual Assault

Healing Is Possible: Community Response to Sexual Assault

This post, written by KCSARC's Prevention Services Specialist Rachel Taylor, was originally published on July 8 on KCTS9.

No on 1515 – Decline to Sign

Prevention, safety, and freedom from sexual assault are the center of KCSARC’s vision and mission. 

Because of that, you would be forgiven for thinking we would support an initiative proposing to make public restrooms safer. After all, that’s what the proponents of 1515 are saying; that transgender individuals threaten women and children in public restrooms. I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight.   

There is no basis for the claim that transgender people make public restrooms unsafe. 

We can’t stop what we can’t talk about

I’ve been saying this for the past year. We can’t stop what we can’t talk about.

I was delighted to see intelligent portrayals of sexual assault and its impacts being front and center in this year’s Academy Awards.

First -- Spotlight.

CourtWatch Volunteer Explores the Role of KCSARC Legal Advocates

Blog post written by Andrea Martin, KCSARC CourtWatch Volunteer

What are you going to be for Halloween?

It feels like a different question than it used to be – and maybe that is because I work in sexual violence prevention, and maybe it’s because I’m not a kid anymore, but when it comes to picking out Halloween costumes, there are some important things to consider!

Why are you LOUD?

Why are you LOUD???  I am LOUD for….

Those were the phrases echoed through the ballroom at the Sheraton on February 26, 2015 in front of nearly 1,000 KCSARC supporters. I was not one of those voices on that day…but I am today. My voice is the loudest when I write.

Why am I LOUD for KCSARC?

How I Changed my Mind on Rape Kit Testing

I've been both witness to and participant in the local and national story unfolding about the untested sexual assault evidence kits, otherwise known as rape kits. Given this, I was not surprised when Representative Tina Orwall first began talking in December about crafting new legislation to be introduced in the current session.

An open letter to John Grisham

An open letter to John Grisham:

I have enjoyed reading your novels and short stories for many years; however, I was very disappointed by your recent comments to The Telegraph. People look to you as an authority on the legal system because that is the subject of most your writing, but the information that you conveyed during your interview regarding the victimization of children is misguided. Here are a few things for you to consider:  

20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act

This past weekend marked the twentieth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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