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on 02/16/2018 2:56 PM
THE COST OF NOT TESTING SAFE KITS IN KENTUCKY: AN ECONOMIC HARM STUDY JANUARY 1, 2018 A REPORT FOR THE SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE By Stephenie Hoelscher, SSH Consulting   FOREWARD In a perfect world, one with infinite resources, this exercise wouldn’t be necessary. But we live in an imperfect world and a Commonwealth with limited resources, where tough...

NSVRC Hiring

on 02/01/2018 9:33 PM
Karen Baker, the current Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) on March 1, 2018. Baker will succeed PCAR CEO Delilah Rumburg, who recently announced her retirement after serving PCAR/NSVRC for more than two decades.   As part of this succession, the Pennsylvania Coalition ...

Victim Assistance Conference

on 01/03/2018 8:24 AM
SAVE THE DATE! Victim Assistance Conference June 12-13th, 2018 Administrative Office of the Courts, Frankfort, KY Free and Open to Survivors, Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Allied Professionals   Request for Proposals: Please submit workshop proposals by February 14, 2018, using this link:!Av6ykJaPpNxuhnYnjnoS81w_5xHM?wdFormId=...

A Look at Jenna's Law

on 01/03/2018 8:11 AM
Sex involves the potential for life-shaping consequences; that's why consent - real consent - must be a pillar of lawful sex. Real consent requires equity in ability to assess harm & voluntary decision-making, free from coercion. Strict liability allows Kentuckians to draw age-based lines concerning consent that reflect common sense & brain science. >> Read More   ...

Call for Proposals: National Sexual Assault Conference 2018

on 12/28/2017 10:15 AM
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is now accepting proposals from organizations and individuals interested in presenting information and/or facilitating workshops at tne 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference.    The conference theme is Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation and workshops will focus on: Intervention and Advocacy for Survivo...

Job Opening - KASAP - Prevention Coordinator

on 12/07/2017 7:09 PM
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs located in Frankfort has a full time opening for a statewide Prevention Coordinator.  Read full job description >>   Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to KASAP, PO Box 4028, Frankfort, KY 40604 or to  Deadline for application is December 29, 2017.    &n...

HR Video: Workplace Violence

on 12/07/2017 7:00 PM
Building capacity in the workplace is a key strategy for violence prevention. Often times workplace violence is DV and SA that ended up in the office or parking lot of our organizations and business.    Below is a link to the final video.   The HR video is done and available for viewing and sharing here:

Job Opening - Iowa

on 11/13/2017 10:13 AM
The Resource Sharing Project of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault is seeking a committed individual with a deep understanding of advocacy and the ability to translate lessons from the field into publications and trainings.   The Publications Specialist will create publications for staff at state/territorial sexual assault coalitions and sexual assault advocacy programs and coordinat...

Burger King releases bullying video

on 10/24/2017 9:34 PM
No Jr. deserves to be bullied! Enjoy...      

Job Opening - Office of the Attorney General

on 10/19/2017 6:08 PM
The Office of the Attorney General, Office of Victims Advocacy is seeking applicants for the positions of KY Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Site Coordinator and KY Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Victim Advocate pursuant to a 3 year federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice. Interested applicants should send contact Gretchen Hunt at ...


on 10/17/2017 4:50 PM
From our colleauges at Hollaback!:   There is something very powerful happening right now on social media. After revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault and harassment, survivors are sharing their personal experiences with the hashtag #MeToo.  This spontaneous movement is trending across the United States and around the world. In a span of 24 hours,...

Job Opening - Silverleaf

on 10/17/2017 4:43 PM
Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director who will be based in Elizabethtown, KY. We are seeking exceptional candidates with personal and professional passion, drive, and commitment to our mission. The Executive Director will play an integral role, as both a stellar communicator and innovative leader, as we strive to create a world free of s...

Results of Backlog Testing in Kentucky

on 07/31/2017 9:26 AM
This indictment brings us one step closer toward bringing justice to this survivor. We commend Louisville Metro PD and the the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney of Jefferson County for their hard work and leadership on this and the other backlog cases, and are confident this is the first of many perpetrators who will be apprehended as a result of the effort to test the 3,000-plus untested ...

Job Opening - New Beginnings

on 07/10/2017 8:47 AM
WE ARE HIRING! New Beginnings specializes in the healing of survivors who have experienced sexual abuse/sexual assault.  We are seeking a full time dynamic and dedicated certified or licensed clinical therapist for our Hartford KY office.     Duties and Responsibilities: Provide individual, family and group therapy for survivors of sexual violence and others affected ...

New Kentucky Laws

on 07/04/2017 11:40 AM
Kentucky’s new laws from the 2017 legislative session, unless containing an “emergency clause” or other effective date, went into effect June 29, 2017. Learn more: Overview of New Laws KASAP 2017 Legislative Priorities

SAFE Kit Research webpage now available

on 06/22/2017 4:16 PM
Project Description: In 2017, The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General’s Office on Victims Advocacy provided funding for the Kentucky SAFE Kit Backlog Research Project to examine the problem of unsubmitted sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) kits that were collected but never submitted to a crime lab for analysis.  The SAFE KIT Backlog Research Project is employing a holistic ...


on 06/19/2017 10:04 PM
The Kentucky CASA Network seeks a dynamic Director of Network Training to provide leadership in the planning of long and short-term training needs for local CASA programs, staff, and volunteers. This position conducts training as appropriate, ensures quality trainings are available, and facilitates technical assistance to programs on developing and enhancing their volunteer and staff training prog...


on 06/19/2017 9:39 PM
The Center for Women and Families seeking Vice President of Programs (Executive) Louisville, Kentucky     The Vice President (VP) of Programs is a key member of The Center’s Executive Team, working directly with the President/CEO and the Board of Directors. This role is integral in developing organizational strategies, insuring mission alignment, managing growth and ...


By Lana Stephens on 06/12/2017 7:31 AM
New position at Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs KASAP is hiring!   We’re looking for a VOCA Coordinator to facilitate service provision by the VOCA funded rape crisis centers via technical support and VOCA compliance review. This is a full time position. Please review Position Description below for job duties and required qualifications.    KASAP i...

Cost Analysis for a High School Based Bystander Intervention

on 02/21/2017 8:50 AM
Abstract Costs of providing the Green Dot bystander-based intervention, shown to be effective in the reduction of sexual violence among Kentucky high school students, were estimated based on data from a large cluster-randomized clinical trial. Rape Crisis Center Educators were trained to provide Green Dot curriculum to students. Implementing Green Dot in schools (N = 13) randomized to the int...