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Format: 2019-08-25
Format: 2019-08-25

What does a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case mean for victims?

For us at KCSARC, we wonder: Are we making progress for victims?

With the jurors of last week’s trial deadlocked, and a mistrial declared, I re-read my thoughts from last year when 35 women came forward stating that Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted them.  My own assessment of our progress has changed—and I’m motivated and encouraged.

Federal budget cuts would harm victims of sexual assault

While not cutting programs that directly assist victims of sexual assault, we are dismayed to see the President proposing massive reductions in Medicaid (which many of our clients depend on) as well as eliminating the Legal Services Corporation, which provides critical legal aid. 

We are working with our colleagues to underscore the impacts of these proposed cuts and make sure victims’ voices are heard.

Join us in opposing these cruel cuts:

  • Read our letter to members of Congress below.

Sexual Assault Awareness Throughout King County

This April, we called on you to raise your voices during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

During SAAM, we come together to raise public awareness about sexual violence, educate communities on how to prevent it, and give individuals the chance to speak out.

A message to our community

It has been several weeks since the news of the sexual abuse suit against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray became public. During this time, a heated political climate has fueled speculation about the background of the individual filing the charges, the law firm representing him, and the mayor.   

Amplified Stories: I Am Not the Only One

AMPLIFIED STORIES is a platform created by KCSARC in order to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence. Shared experiences hold the power to validate, heal, and change. The post below was submitted by a survivor who gave KCSARC permission to share their story.

'Being able to have a conversation about sexual assault is a big step forward.'

We asked Anna Moore, a longtime KCSARC supporter and community advocate, about the changes in conversation surrounding sexual assault, what people can do help prevent violence, and why she is such a strong supporter of KCSARC’s mission.  

What do you think has changed for the better in the public's perception about sexual assault?

I think that general awareness has increased. There is more outreach being done in the community, there is more media/social media attention about the issue of sexual violence.

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