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Format: 2018-06-22
Format: 2018-06-22

KCSARC looks back at 2014

It is hard to believe that we are here  again... the end of the year.  I’m like many of you, I suspect, and always love the “look back” and “best of” reflective lists of the past year. It has been a memorable year at KCSARC so I wanted to share my list of top five events of the last 12 months.

Who is Believable?

We recently shared an article on the KCSARC Facebook page about Shia LeBeouf, an actor who recently came forward to say a woman raped him during his recent art show. You can see the article and the Facebook post here.

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:  

Finding My Voice Made Me Stronger

Guest Blogger Danielle Tudor led the battle to overturn the statute of limitations on rape in the state of Oregon and require that parole boards spend more time with victims and their family members.

My name is Danielle Tudor, and I live in Portland Oregon, where I grew up.   In 1979, when I was only 17, I was raped by an intruder in my own home.

20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act

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

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.

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