Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Justice Center sexual assault research presented to Senate Judiciary Committee

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, presented Justice Center research on sexual assault in Alaska to the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Alaska State Legislature on Monday, August 3, 2009. This Senate Judiciary Committee meeting focused on reducing sexual assault in Alaska and included presentations by Tara Henry (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program), Lt. Michelle Bucher (Anchorage Police Department), Richard Crousie (Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association), Commissioner Joe Masters (Alaska Department of Public Safety), and Sue McLean (Alaska Department of Law).

Members of the committee are Senator Hollis French (D-Anchorage), Chair; Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), Vice Chair; Senator Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage); Senator Gene Therriault (R-North Pole); and Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau).

Dr. Rosay's Powerpoint presentation to the committee can be viewed here.

For further information on sexual assault in Alaska, see the Justice Center bibliography on violence against women.

The committee hearing was covered by Anchorage television stations:
Both station's coverage can also be viewed on video. KTVA: