Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Between 2003 and 2012, domestic violence accounted for 21% of all violent victimizations in the United States (see Nonfatal Domestic Violence 2003-12).
For their stories, see the TCFV report, Honoring Texas Victims.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is ahead of the curve in several respects. Victimology is a required course for our undergraduate criminal justice majors, recognizing that individuals working in all areas of the criminal justice system interact regularly with victims and should have some understanding of victimization and related issues. SHSU is also one of very few universities to have a specific undergraduate degree in Victim Studies, as well as a master's degree program designed for victim service professionals (MS Victim Services Management online). You can find more information about SHSU's Victim Studies/Services programs at http://www.shsu.edu/academics/criminal-justice/departments/criminal-justice-and-criminology/academic-programs.html
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Victoria (Torie) Camp is the former Deputy Director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA). Torie has been a member of the Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Board since 2010 and led several major campaigns at TAASA, including an adult entertainment fee to fund sexual assault programs and services and the development of legislation to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits in police evidence room. At TAASA, she served as a tireless advocate for sexual assault survivors and was involved with public policy initiatives, special projects and day-to-day operations.
Torie spearheaded a legislative effort to create a statewide Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault, and although the bill did not pass, the effort produced a number of research projects, presentations and grant proposals by the Crime Victims' Institute (CVI) to address the issue in the state, including a statewide training on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault. Her efforts have helped CVI gain a reputation as a leading research authority on the topic.
Torie holds a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and a master's from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Monday, April 14, 2014
- Sign a pledge against violence - weeks of April 14 and 21, 10am - 2pm on the SHSU Mall
- Wear jeans for Denim Day to raise awareness and honor survivors - Wed. April 23
- Screening of "Red Blooded Men," a documentary about men's perspectives on college life and sexual assault - Wed. April 23 at 6pm in Olson Auditorium
- Ignite the Night Rally and March - Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 behind Lonestar Hall
In Texas, nearly 2 million Texans have been sexually assaulted. That equals 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men in our state. Unfortunately, fewer than 20 percent of sexual assaults are ever reported to police for fear they won’t be believed or that nothing will be done. “First Class Male: Cultivating Change through Male Involvement” reminds us of the importance of collective responsibility of both men and women in raising awareness, responding to reports of sexual violence, understanding the dynamics of sexual violence, and improving community efforts to stop it before it starts.
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is the statewide organization committed to ending sexual violence in Texas. A non-profit educational and advocacy organization based in Austin, TAASA member agencies comprise a statewide network of more than 80 crisis centers that serve rural as well as metropolitan areas. Founded in 1982, the agency has a strong record of success in community education, legal services, youth outreach, law enforcement training, legislative advocacy, and curricula and materials development. Additional information about TAASA can be found at www.taasa.org.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
One in three teens will experience dating violence and two-thirds of them will never report it. Abuse crosses all social, economic and ethnic boundaries, devastating a young person’s health and safety. Dating violence hurts victims, families, friends, schools and communities.
It's time to break the cycle.This Valentine’s Day, we’d like to remind you that everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. If you or someone you know has a question about a relationship, healthy or unhealthy, visit loveisrespect.org or text "loveis" to 22522.
Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn't one of them.