Weekly Media Update

Local News STAR’s Executive Director appointed to LA Women’s State Commission  RACHEAL Hebert, our Executive Director here at STAR, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  In the past, the Commission’s Report to the Governor has not reported on the impact of sexual violence on Louisiana women because… Read More

Blog Submission Guidelines

If anyone in our community of Baton Rouge is interested in submitting a post to our blog, please see below for our submission guidelines:   All guest posts must be related to STAR’s mission and/or vision. Mission: To provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta said Tuesday that his wife has withdrawn a sexual assault complaint against him, a day after State Police revealed they are investigating an allegation against the first-term parish leader.  See more here. Man from Baker kidnaps, rapes and robs a woman at knife point on Friday,… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge Man arrested for sexual battery after 3-Year-old tests positive for STD.  See here and here for more. STAR’s Executive Director, Racheal Hebert, quoted on issue of women’s inequality in Louisiana Louisiana has been ranked 9th among states in the rate of women murdered by men.  Women in Louisiana fare worst among all… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News October 8, 2013 Man uses cell phone to record video under woman’s dress at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on College Drive.  Read more here. Reported rapes increased by 20 percent… Racheal Hebert, executive director of STAR, said she believes the increase in rapes is due to more people reporting, not necessarily an increase in rapes. … Read More

A STAR Intern’s Experience

This past summer at STAR, we were extremely fortunate to have a fantastic group of passionate and dedicated interns. Catherine Cooper was one of them. A STAR volunteer and current LSU student majoring in English, Catherine wrote a reflection of her internship experience. Here, we share it with you. Oftentimes, myths obscure the reality. Truths… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Below are local media reports from the past week related to the issue of sexual violence in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities. August 27, 2013: Man arrested after touching himself in front of five-year-old family member National News Spotlight: Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself (Includes video)