FBI Director approves new definition of rape

December 16 2011 - Press Releases
The definition of rape that dictates how local police departments report crimes to federal record keepers is expected to change —

CDC Releases National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

December 15 2011 - Press Releases
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, or NISVS, is one of CDC′s latest public health surveillance systems

FBI Criminal Justice Advisory Board votes to update UCR definition of rape

December 07 2011 - Press Releases
The FBI Criminal Justice Advisory Board voted unanimously yesterday afternoon to update the current Uniform Crime Report’s definition of

Support the reauthorization of VAWA

December 06 2011 - Press Releases
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is due for reauthorization. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), introduced a

National study released on prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting

December 05 2011 - Press Releases
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its national study on the prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting. The objective

MCASA continues work with national partners to ensure Maryland’s concerns are heard

November 30 2011 - Press Releases
The Violence Against Women Act is due for reauthorization. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), will introduce a

NSVRC provides online resources on child sexual abuse

November 28 2011 - Press Releases
The collection of online resources provides information and tools for caretakers, organizations and communities assuming the responsibility of preventing child

First hearing of the Defending Childhood Task Force

November 17 2011 - Press Releases
Last month, the Department of Justice announced the establishment of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed

New AAUW report on sexual harassment in schools

November 07 2011 - Press Releases
Based on findings from a nationally representative survey conducted in May and June, 2011, this report presents the most comprehensive research

FBI subcommittee makes recommendations to create a new federal definition of rape

October 19 2011 - Press Releases
An FBI subcommittee made recommendations Tuesday, 10/18 at a meeting in Baltimore to create a new federal definition of rape, moving

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