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Format: 2021-06-18
Format: 2021-06-18

Making a Difference; Volunteering for CourtWatch

I started volunteering as a CourtWatch observer this past January, and it’s now something I look forward to doing every time my shift comes up—usually every other Friday afternoon at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. I observe sentencing hearings because those are what take place on Fridays.

Campus Sexual Assaults - Awareness Grows

The topic of campus sexual assaults has become a focus of our national conversation about safety and violence against women. As this issue gets more attention, more and more victims* of sexual assault are coming forward and reporting their assaults to campus officials and local police departments.  In many ways, this is a welcome change. Sexual assault is a sadly under-reported crime, with an estimated 60 percent of assaults going unreported (RAINN.org).

Violence Against Women

 

#YesAllWomen

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?

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