May Media Update

Local Legislation supporting sex assault victims advances to House Appropriations Committee Legislation that halts medical bills from being presented to rape victims sails through House committee House panel OKs rape victim exam funding Photo credit: http://www.denversaic.org Rape victim waves hospital bills before Louisiana lawmakers in emotional plea for new law Bill aimed at aiding sexual… Read More

The movement moves with me(n)

The movement to end sexual violence requires work on all fronts. It needs passionate and focused organizations like STAR, but its success truly relies on cooperative efforts among several other networks, including law enforcement, medical professionals and educational institutions. Most importantly, however, it is dependent on the realization that sexual violence is not just a women’s… Read More

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

Veterans Day: Recognize military sexual assault

Veterans Day is a national holiday to honor the United States armed forces. During this day, many pay tribute to those who have died or have been injured due to their service. However, we often ignore the impacts of sexual trauma within the military. Here’s a few facts to help present the magnitude of this issue:… Read More