As several Kentucky communities participate in Denim Day Wednesday, experts say it may take a change in culture to improve the increasing number of sexual assault victims. Denim Day began in 1992 after an Italian court ruled in a sexual assault case, saying a young woman’s pants were too tight to have been removed by […]
1:06pm: Lawmakers in Pennsylvania held an open meeting this week to push for action on long delayed bills that would eliminate the civil statue of limitations on childhood sex crimes and require witnesses to report suspected sexual abuse of children to the police. Pennsylvania representative Louise Williams Bishop came forward during that open meeting to […]
Louisville Metro Police are investigating allegations of sexual assault at Moore Middle School. The reported incident occurred between two students at the end of the day Friday. Spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police, Dwight Mitchell told WHAS 11 “That some type of sexual assault took place between students. It’s been alleged at this point. We are […]
A University of Louisville official says the White House’s latest campaign to stop sexual assaults on college campuses is a welcome step. This week, Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan encouraged universities to more closely follow the provisions of Title IX meant to prevent sexual assaults. Those provisions outline how investigations should […]
Revised Kentucky law now requires rape exams to be made available to sexual assault victims, even if the crime has not yet been reported. Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Exams, or SAFE exams, are available at medical facilities across the commonwealth.
Tuesday is the Center for Women and Families’ second-annual denim-day.