Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Justice Center research cited in Senate Judiciary Committee report on sexual assault

Justice Center research on sexual assault is cited extensively in the recently released Senate Judiciary Committee "Report and Recommendations: Reducing Sexual Assault in Alaska." The report looks at Alaska's high rate of sexual assault -- forcible rape is 12% of all reported violent crime in the state versus 6% of all reported violent crime nationally - and makes a number of recommendations. The Judiciary Committee also "particularly acknowledges the work done by the UAA Justice Center, which has provided vital leadership in its research regarding violence against women in Alaska."

KTUU Channel 2 News covered the release of the report and related stories.