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Format: 2019-06-25
Format: 2019-06-25

Pyatt Promise Powers Prevention

KCSARC’s prevention educators often speak about the holistic work we do to end sexual violence in metaphoric terms, likening our response to sexual assault to saving people from drowning in a river. We pull individuals — survivors  — from the river, help them heal and hold offenders accountable with direct services, such as therapy and legal advocacy.

But what if we could stop people from falling in the river to begin with?

WordWatching the Criminal Justice System

The words we use to talk about sexual violence influence the way we perceive and respond to survivors. Using unaccountable language perpetuates a culture in which victims are devalued, sexual violence is tolerated, and perpetrators are not held accountable.

Statute of Limitations

Washington state is poised to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting child sexual abuse and expand the current statute for adult sexual assault cases. 

A bill making these changes was signed into law by Gov. Inslee April 19, and will take effect after 90 days. Once in effect, it would be applicable only to crimes that haven't already passed the current statute of limitations prior to the new law’s effective date.

Takeaways from Neverland, R. Kelly

It’s been difficult lately to avoid the documentary promos and media reports that detail allegations of sexual abuse of children and young teens, including by wealthy, powerful celebrities like Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. Netflix has piled on with Abducted in Plain Sight, a series focusing on an Idaho family carefully groomed to deny signs of abuse of their child.

BE LOUD Table Captains Raise Funds and Awareness

The 2019 BE LOUD Breakfast is a few weeks away, but some of the participating teams have already begun reaching out to friends, family, and colleagues to help make their contribution to the Breakfast the strongest it can be.

One of these teams, led by three-time table captain Rebecca Drew, is proving fundraising for a cause they believe in can be fun -- and can really make an impact.

Rebecca said she signed up to lead a table at the BE LOUD Breakfast so that others can receive services that she herself was able to access following a sexual assault years ago.

Our Take on Title IX Changes

Title IX was established in 1972 to prevent gender discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Supreme Court decisions and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education have given Title IX  broad scope covering sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Under Title IX, schools are legally required to respond and remedy hostile educational environments. When a school fails to do so, it is a violation that risks federal funding.

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