All posts tagged: sexual assault victims

Shattered Lives: Anna Doroghazi Returns for Updates on the State of Sexual Assault

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Frequent guest, Anna Doroghazi of (CONNSACS) Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. returns to Shattered Lives to update listeners on what her organization is doing to proactively stem the tide of sexual assault. Legislatively Anna will bring the audience news of bills in this session that concern disability, restraining orders, and lease laws for victims of abuse. She will also talk about CONNSAC’S collaboration with Men Can Stop Rape and the joint campaign titled, “Where Do You Stand Connecticut?” based on the primary prevention of sexual assault and how society can change and behave differently. Engaging men in the issue requires them to be more actively involved in the behavior changes and accountability for their actions. Already a full plate of topics, we will turn to military sexual violence and the variety of factors that contribute to why service members are experiencing …

Lavinia Masters Participates in Department of Justice Roundtable Addressing Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

Lavinia Masters, Founder of S.A.V.E.(Sexual Abuse Victim Empowering) Ministry in Dallas, Texas has been invited to participate in a Roundtable Focus Group sponsored by the National Center for Victims of Crime on February 16 in Washington, D.C. The topic of discussion is the backlog of sexual assault kit processing and how the situation can improve the  across the country.  An estimated 180,000 kits completed each year whose potential evidence, which could validate a woman’s claims, identify an attacker or exonerate a suspect, loiters on shelves and in warehouses. In Lavinia Masters’ case, she waited 20 years to receive the results after being raped as a young girl, finally learning the identity of her attacker and the fact that she was not the only one he assaulted. Results of a sexual assault, or rape kit are an important component towards justice for the victim, and communities as a whole.  As in the case of Masters, her perpetrator went on to assault again, and Masters suffered through 20 years waiting for justice.  Without forensic evidence, juries question the …