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Friday, June 23, 2017

Statement on U.S. Senate’s Proposed Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

Yesterday, the United States Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a proposed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, released the following statement in response: “This bill, if passed, would result in serious harm to survivors of sexual violence.…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Statement on Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Today, Judge Steven T. O’Neill declared a mistrial in the prosecution of Bill Cosby of charges that he had sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, after jurors were unable to reach a conclusion. Prosecutors immediately announced that they will retry Cosby. Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape…

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Missed Opportunities for Prevention: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why title screen The following post is written by Cassie Luna, BARCC's school and campus outreach coordinator. We’ve been hearing a lot in the schools that we work in—and in national dialogue—about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show follows the story of a high school student who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 recordings. The recordings…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Receives $100K Award for Investment in the Future

Group of BARCC staffers in front of office building, holding sign that says We were granted 100K from Cummings Foundation Award is part of Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 program Cambridge, May 25, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that it has been awarded $100,000 by the Cummings Foundation. The grant was made through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program, which supports nonprofits in cities and towns…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Support All Survivors: March with BARCC at Boston Pride!

BARCC marching in Pride parade with banner that says BARCC with rainbow Acknowledging survivors as whole people is an important part of supporting their healing journey. As a member of the BARCC community, you have demonstrated your support for all survivors in a number of ways. From showing up at the Women’s March for America to participating in legislative advocacy for youth, immigrant, and housing justice, you…

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