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Format: 2019-02-17
Format: 2019-02-17

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.”

Finding our Voice

My heart skipped a beat when I heard we had over 1,000 people registered for our 25th BE LOUD Breakfast. Granted, 1,000 is not that much different from 950, or 875, but it symbolized for me a breakthrough in this event.

Link to One Another

There really is no such thing as a separation of one’s personal life and work life. It is the same heart that pounds at the office as well as at home. And for me, I do not think I have lived in a year with so much LOSS and so much GAIN, intermingled and divinely directed, as this one.

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