Tag: sexual assault
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced legislation to help provide support for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses.
Sen. Mark R. Warner and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues reintroduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
A group of senators will join survivors and advocates to draw attention to the continued epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 291 and House Bill 1160, which establish procedures for handling evidence kits in sexual assaults.
Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for additional federal resources to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws on college and university campuses.
A Waynesboro man will spend 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to an amended felony charge in a child molestation case.
Senate education bill includes provisions of Kaine’s career, technical education, safe relationships measures
Following today’s announcement of the final conference report on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to replace No Child Left Behind, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine welcomed the bill’s inclusion of key provisions he authored to help prevent sexual assault and strengthen career and technical education (CTE) in schools across the country.
A statewide workshop focusing on the prevention of sexual assault on college and university campuses – and how to handle it if it does happen – will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at Wintergreen Resort, and will feature presenters from Bridgewater College, the Virginia attorney general’s office, the department of education’s office of civil rights in Washington, D.C., and many others from the educational community.
Avon Foundation for Women awards grant to Shenandoah University for initiatives against sexual assault, domestic violence
Shenandoah University has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.
The University of Virginia on Monday released the results of a comprehensive survey gauging the climate and culture around sexual assault and misconduct at the University.
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man on several charges after a weekend assault on his girlfriend. Officers charged Steven Joseph Faulkner, 28 years old, after he viciously attacked the 24-year-old victim in the home that they share.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a local man after an he abducted, abused and sexually assaulted a family member Tuesday night. Ronald Issiah Burton, 30, is in custody and is accused of putting a 30-year-old Waynesboro woman through an eight hour ordeal of rape and assault at a residence in the 900 block of Shenandoah Avenue.
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Barbara Boxer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the Survivor Outreach and Support on Campus Act (S.O.S. Campus Act), legislation that would require colleges and universities to ensure that an independent advocate is available to support survivors of sexual assault on every campus.
The House of Delegates on Tuesday passed legislation to aid victims of assault and to protect students on college campuses.
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Claire McCaskill introduced the Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, legislation that would improve health education in public secondary schools where it is taught, by including information on “safe relationship behavior” which would focus on preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence.
Support continues to grow for Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assaults with Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), signing on as a chief co-patron.
Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.
At the Board of Visitors’ request, the Virginia Attorney General selected an independent counsel to review the University’s policy, practices and procedures with regard to sexual assault.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressing the current issues associated with sexual violence on college campuses.
It almost seems hyperinflated, the statistic that we hear cited about how one in five women who go to college are raped at some point during their time on their campus.
President Teresa A. Sullivan today announced key components of an action plan designed to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable climate of safety at the University of Virginia.
Message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan late Friday to the University of Virginia community regarding the latest developments in the Rolling Stone article on the university’s response to sexual assaults,.
Attorney General Mark Herring commented on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia.
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan today issued the following statement.
Rolling Stone is backing away from a story published last month alleging that the University of Virginia had failed to respond to a shocking gang rape of a first-year student in 2012, citing “discrepancies” in the account of the unnamed accuser.
Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Personnel, noted the important steps that have been taken towards eliminating sexual assault within the military.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan met with students today about sexual assault issues and the University’s path forward.
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn introduced HB 1343, legislation requiring the reporting of campus sexual assaults by campus and local law enforcement to the local Commonwealth’s Attorney within 48 hours of the reported incident.
The Waynesboro Police Department has made a few recent arrests that are notable.
The UVA Board of Visitors adopted a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual assault. The resolution came during a special Board of Visitors meeting called in the wake of a Rolling Stone article that depicts the horrific rape of a student named Jackie at a fraternity party in 2012.
The firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as independent counsel to the UVA Board of Visitors regarding issues of sexual violence at the University of Virginia.
UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan today distributed the following message to the University Community regarding the review of procedures regarding the reporting of sexual assaults on Grounds.
Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that a new independent counsel will be appointed to lead the investigation into UVA sexual assault policies.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Page County woman on a 2012 sexual assault of then-13-year-old Waynesboro boy.
University of Virginia Rector George Keith Martin on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the recent story on sexual assaults at UVA.
I was deeply disturbed to read about the sexual assault allegations outlined in Rolling Stone magazine. Sexual violence is a nationwide problem, and it is critical that our schools acknowledge that this is a pervasive issue and take bold action to end it.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan comments on Rolling Stone article on handling of sexual misconduct cases
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan on Wednesday evening issued the following statement to the University community in regard to an article published on Rolling Stone’s website earlier in the day.
Changing the culture surrounding sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a White House campaign in which Bridgewater College will participate Nov. 18-21.
Washington and Lee University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.
Personally I think that UNC should abandon their sports program for a couple years, then field a group of students that can play, and do the academics. There are many good kids who have gone on to professional sports, and made excellent examples of what a student-athlete should be.
Media reports that Virginia State Police investigators interviewed Jesse Matthew in 2009 in connection with the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are not accurate, according to a statement from the state police late Thursday.
This makes total sense: Johnny Manziel, who will soon be missing college as much as Matt Leinart and Brian Bosworth, is planning to contact fellow basket-case wunderkind Jameis Winston, the idea being that in so doing one Heisman Trophy winner can help another avoid, I don’t know, what could either of these guys not get in stupid trouble for doing now?
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man for a sexual assault that took place in early September at a Waynesboro apartment complex. Daniel Matthew Vest Jr., 18 years old, faces one felony count of rape for the Labor Day attack of a 54-year-old victim.
We already knew that Jesse Matthew, in jail in connection with the Sept.13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, has been connected to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man who is already facing over 30 sex crime related charges in Staunton and Augusta County with two additional felony sexual assault charges.
The University of Virginia is a caring community based on the principles of honor, respect, and personal accountability. Yet we know that incidents of misconduct and violence — including sexual misconduct and violence — do sometimes occur on our Grounds.