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MCASA In the News: Lawmaker fights to close MD loophole allowing rapists to seek custody of child conceived during attack

ABC7 reported on the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act, which would have enabled rape survivors who choose to raise children conceived during an attack to terminate the parental rights of their rapists. The bill was not called for a vote before the legislative session ended at midnight.   MCASA was featured in the story. A Montgomery […]

Request for Online Public Testimony

Last year, the Maryland legislature heard testimony about barriers that victim/survivors face when they sought an exam after sexual assault. These barriers included finding hospitals that perform exams, incurred costs, language barriers, and transportation issues.  In response to these concerns raised, the General Assembly created the Planning Committee to Implement Improved Access to Sexual Assault […]

MCASA In The News: Fallout from Failed Rolling Stone Article Continues

MCASA was featured in WTOP’s report on the recent analysis of Rolling Stone’s retracted article about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. In its analysis of the discredited report, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism says the failure could spread the idea that many women invent rape allegations–a concern to those who aid […]

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April 21, 2015

Creating Sanctuary, Part Two: A Monument Quilt Workshop about creating safe and supportive space within faith communities

Location: 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 PM

Join us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to make a square about how faith communities can better support survivors!

Places of worship are looked upon as places of healing, yet so many survivors walk in carrying the burden of sexual violence and walk out in the same brokenness. Join the Monument Quilt and other community organizations to uplift yourself as a leader who can help change this. At this workshop, create your own quilt square about how faith communities can and should better support survivors, sharing your own stories and ideas for moving forward.

For more information, please visit

April 23, 2015

The Clothesline Project at Cecil College

Location: Cecil College, 1 Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901, United States

Description: The Clothesline Project will be displayed in collaboration with the Cecil County Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Center.

April 24, 2015

Behind the Mask of a Child Rapist: Hope’s Journey

Location: Charlestown Fire House, 307 Market Street, Charlestown, MD 21914


Friday, April 24, 2015
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

This workshop will follow the life of a young child who at an early age began to be molested and raped by caregivers; we will follow the traumatic events of her life into adulthood. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. CEUs are being offered for this workshop.

About the presenter: Chief Jim Holler has served as Chief of Police for the past 16 years of the Liberty Township Police Department

in Adams County, PA and on Dec 1, 2007, he retired as the Chief of Police to continue consulting in matters of
crimes against children and child protective services safety. Chief Holler is a nationally known speaker
specializing in child abuse investigations and is also a consultant for the Fox Valley Technical College in
Appleton, WI, the PA Child Welfare Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, and
the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL.
For more information please call (410) 996-0231. To register, complete the attached registration form ( and return to by April 17, 2015.

April 25, 2015

7k Run to Remember

Location: Centennial Lake, Ellicott City, MD 20143

Presented by Maryland State Attorney’s Association, in conjunction with national Crime Victims’ Rights week. Proceeds benefit the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

To register, visit the following link:

SARC Presents: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®

Location: Main Street Oyster House Parking Lot, 119 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014

The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence comes to Harford County! For details about this event, please see the attached flyer at For more information or to register for the walk, please visit the following link:

Flashback 60s to benefit Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center

Location: Dove Valley Winery, 645 Harrington Rd, Rising Sun, MD 21911

Saturday, April 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for Flashback 60s at Dove Valley Winery! Enjoy live Music & hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Music provided by Charlie Hitman & Friends.

Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Byrd’s, Simon & Garfunkel, Dave Clark Five, Peter & Gordon, Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Herman’s Hermits, Buffalo Springfield, The Box Tops, Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Band, The Turtles, and Graham Nash

There will also be a silent auction (cash/check only). A portion of proceeds will benefit Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center, Cecil County Child Advocacy Center, and Cecil County Help Center.

Tickets are $15.00 per person and include a glass of wine. To book your reservation, please call: (410) 658-8388. Tickets can also be purchased at For more information, see the attached flyer:

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