Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Statewide Victimization Survey results highlighted on KSKA radio program

Katie TePas, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator in the Office of the Governor and a coauthor of several Justice Center reports and Alaska Justice Forum articles on domestic violence and sexual assault, was interviewed on KSKA’s “Kids These Days!” on October 5, 2010. The focus of the program was “Preventing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Alaska.” Other interview guests included Sgt. Cindi Stanton, head of the Anchorage Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit, and Ginger Baim, executive director of Safe & Fear-Free Environment (SAFE).

The interview highlighted the recently released results of the first Statewide Victimization Survey conducted in May and June of this year. Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, presented the results which showed high rates of violence against women in Alaska at a press conference on September 30, 2010 at UAA. The study was commissioned by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.