State Task Force to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

On August 11, just before unprecedented flooding began to devastate many areas of South Louisiana, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana sent out a call for testimonials to inform the work of Louisiana’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. This task force was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 2014 pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 69 and further provided for… Read More

Agents of Change: George Godfrey

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Historically, this is an issue that affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, or… Read More

Agents of Change: Angela Schifani

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. What motivates me to keep going are the people in my community who are actively trying to create positive… Read More

What the Stanford Rape Case Teaches Us

  Over the past few weeks, news of the Stanford Rape Case has bombarded our news feeds and social media sites. Many people are outraged after learning that 20-year-old Brock Turner, a student at Stanford University, was only sentenced to 6 months in prison after being found guilty of 3 counts of sexual assault against… Read More

It Takes More

The increased need for STAR® services affects all of us Sexual trauma is a reality in our community that we cannot shy away from. Thriving sexual assault centers like STAR help make our communities healthier, safer and stronger; however, due to the lack of dedicated state funding for these services and the limited resources in… Read More

Agents of Change: Katy Drazba

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Sexual violence is often referred to as a “silent” epidemic, so it is very important for organizations like STAR… Read More

STAR Responds to LSUPD Statements

As an organization, we are committed to providing excellent survivor services to individual clients and to strengthening relationships and communication with partners to improve survivors’ experiences when interacting with universities, medical systems, law enforcement, and the legal system. On Wednesday, April 6, STAR staff became aware of a Daily Reveille article that quoted an LSU Police… Read More

Agents of Change: Janeane Gorcyca

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. You get back a million times more than what you put in. You get the feeling of usefulness, which… Read More

Agents of Change: Courtney Brandabur

There are many people in our community working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to meet as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo.   This work is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life! That being said, it’s the most… Read More

The Good News: December 2015

THE BIG PICTURE “An Unbelievable Story of Rape”  Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook  Galbraith had a simple rule: listen and verify. “A lot of times people say, ‘Believe your victim, believe your victim,’” Galbraith said. “But I don’t think that that’s the right standpoint. I think it’s listen to your victim. And then corroborate or refute… Read More