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.