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MCASA Applauds Plans to Re-Introduce Bill Modernizing Maryland’s Rape Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCASA Applauds Plans to Re-Introduce Bill Modernizing Maryland’s Rape Law Sexual Assault Victims Will Not Have to Physically Resist Silver Spring, Md., September 22, 2016 — Sexual assault victims would never be required to physically resist a rapist under legislation being proposed for Maryland’s 2017 legislative session.  Maryland’s current sexual assault statutes […]

MCASA in the News: Human Trafficking – Teachers Can Help Spot It

For young victims of human trafficking, observant teachers can serve as a critical lifeline. With a recent human sex trafficking case in Prince George’s County in the headlines, and schools statewide preparing for classes to begin, MCASA’s Executive Director, Lisae Jordan, Esq., spoke to the Public News Service about signs and symptoms of human trafficking that […]

MCASA in the News: Baltimore PD Failed Survivors of Sexual Assault

The release of a sharply critical report from the U.S. Department of Justice has shed light on the Baltimore Police Department’s systematic mishandling of sexual assault cases. In particular, evidence of gender bias on the part of prosecutors and officers alike indicates that sexual assault survivors in Baltimore still do not have fair access to […]

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January 11, 2017

MCASA's Mid-Maryland Regional Campus Training-Open to Public

Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702, United States

Description: This training will be open to campus investigators, police, administrators and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in the Mid-Maryland region area.

The focus of the training will be sexual violence prevention and response on campus, with an emphasis on the provision of a survivor-centered response to reports of sexual violence.

The training will address the following topics:

Principles of adult education
Affirmative consent and the real world
Faculty disclosure
Campus safety planning and no contact orders
Campus policy, response, and the LGBTQ community
Campus climate surveys: making them work for you

February 7, 2017

MCASA's Central Maryland Regional Campus Training

Location: Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715, USA

Description: This training will be open to campus investigators, police, administrators and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in the Capital Region area. The focus of the training will be sexual violence prevention and response on campus, with an emphasis on Underserved Populations and Prevention.

March 23, 2017

MCASA's Capital Area Regional Campus Training-Open to Public

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, United States

Description: This training will be open to campus investigators, police, administrators and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in the Capital Area region.

The focus of the training will be sexual violence prevention and response on campus, with an emphasis on Investigation and Adjudication.

The training will address the following topics:

Special topics in investigation
Approaches to adjudication
Confidentiality: the individuals vs. the community
Campus safety planning and No Contact Orders
Campus policy, response and the LGBTQ community
Affirmative consent and the real world

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