April Media Update

Local STAR offers legal services for sexual assault survivors Baton Rouge gears up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 10 things to know about Darren Sharper’s plea deal settling rape charges Leges take up sexual assault policies Smiling former Destrehan teacher ought to be on state’s sex-offender list: Jarvis DeBerry Christian Life Academy teacher arrested for… Read More

March Media Update

Local Baton Rouge therapist accused of groping 11-year-old boy during counseling session Jindal-backed legislation eyes unclaimed gambling winnings to pay for rape exams Multi-national child pornography investigation leads to arrest of Baton Rouge man Man booked on attempted rape at East Brookstown Drive apartment Source: Darren Sharper takes 20 years in Louisiana rapes, but will… Read More

Intruder Alert: Should BR Really Be Welcoming R. Kelly with Open Arms?

DIG Magazine published the following essay in their Feb. 5, 2014 issue. The essay’s author, Donney Rose, is a Baton Rouge native, 14-year spoken word veteran of the local poetry scene, and youth development worker with Forward Arts. We at STAR thank Donney Rose for authoring this piece and DIG Magazine for publishing it. Rose will be… 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Local News Baton Rouge St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta said Tuesday that his wife has withdrawn a sexual assault complaint against him, a day after State Police revealed they are investigating an allegation against the first-term parish leader.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

Men’s March to End Rape!

This Sunday, April 29th is STAR’s 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s march to end rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The event will include live music by The Fugitive Poets, beverages provided by Mockler, and free snowballs! Bring a pair of heels and walk with us this Sunday at… Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Say It…THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Steve, the vagina-loving man: Basically, I thought I knew something. And I knew nothing. That’s what it comes down to.” On March 22, Baton Rouge once again embraced Eve Ensler’s world-famous play “The Vagina Monologues”, organized the 5th year in a row by Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center to spread awareness and raise funds… Read More