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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevention Demands Equity

April of 2023 marks the 22nd consecutive Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an effort by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) to promote awareness of the issue and prompt action to help prevent it in the future. This year’s campaign, Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity, is intended to “draw connections between various forms of oppression and the underlying …

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A Look at Child and Teen Sexual Abuse Statistics

According to RAINN, child protective services (CPS) finds evidence or substantiates a childhood sexual abuse claim every nine minutes. That’s 160 cases daily that can be supported by evidence – and by most estimates, only a tiny fraction of childhood sexual abuse claims are reported. This means that at any time in our country, hundreds …

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Safer Internet Day

February 7th is Safer Internet Day, a project started by the EU in 2004 that has since expanded to more than 180 countries worldwide. Safer Internet Day intends to raise awareness of emerging online issues and concerns, including those that most impact children, such as cyberbullying, sexual predators, and cyber stalkers. Children are particularly vulnerable to …

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Orange County Water Polo Coach Convicted

Bahram Hojreh, a prominent Orange County water polo coach, was convicted of dozens of felonies on Wednesday, November 16th. Sentencing will be held on January 12th. Hojreh faces up to 22 years in prison. Hojreh was found guilty of committing 22 felony acts against nine victims, whose ages ranged from 14 to 17 during the …

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Spousal Sexual Assault

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when people begin to take notice of the dynamics of abusive relationships.  One tactic abusers use that people rarely talk about is spousal sexual assault. Every person should understand spousal sexual assault and how it fits into a larger pattern in abusive relationships. What Is Spousal Sexual Assault? Spousal sexual …

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Can a Sex Offender Move into My Neighborhood?

Generally speaking, sex offenders, once released from prison, a mental facility, or rehabilitation, are free to live in any residential neighborhood within the state. Some exceptions include prohibitions against residing within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather while the offender is on parole or probation. Still, by and large, even offenders …

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Youth Sports Sexual Abuse

Around 60 million children between the ages of six and 18 participate in youth sports in the United States annually. For many, the experience is rewarding, educational, and fun. Unfortunately for others, sexual abuse from coaches or other adults involved in youth sports turns what should be enriching into a living nightmare. Several high-profile cases …

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Sexual Harassment and Personal Trainers

Entering into an agreement with a personal trainer requires vulnerability. We trust these professionals to assist us in our health-related goals, provide support and feedback, and guide us towards our best selves. Tragically, this tacit agreement is sometimes broken by personal trainers and others in the fitness industry. What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like? Sexual …

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Abuse Claims in California?

Generally speaking, adult victims of sexual abuse have 10 years to file a claim in the state of California. If the incident resulted in a serious illness or injury, victims have three years from the date of discovery to file a personal injury claim. Victims of childhood sexual abuse are not subject to the same …

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