Media Resources

The media shapes public opinion and policy, knowingly or not. This, in turn, serves as a catalyst for changing culture, the prevalence of reporting and the way institutions such as the justice and health care systems respond.

“Reporting on sexual violence requires special ethical sensitivity, interviewing skills, and knowledge about victims, perpetrators, law and psychology. Flawed reporting can inflict further harm to victims, both individually and collectively. It shames and discourages reporting.”

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We invite journalists to use the resources on this page and contact us with any questions.

Media Inquiries

KASAP tries to respond to all media requests in a timely manner. This may include direct comments, resources, background information, guidance, and more.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Robyn Pizzo

Communication Specialist
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
communication@kasap.org

If media requests are made on holidays or weekends, it may take up to 24-48 hours before receiving a response.

Rape is violence, not “sex.” Reporting on sexual assault means finding not only the language but the context and sensitivity to communicate a trauma that is at once deeply personal and yet a matter of public policy; immediate and yet freighted with centuries of stigma, silence and suppression. Reporting on sexual violence requires special ethical sensitivity, interviewing skills, and knowledge about victims, perpetrators, law and psychology.

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The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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