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Monday, October 31, 2016

Preserving Evidence, Empowering Survivors

Preserving Evidence, Empowering Survivors image You may have heard the news about a new Massachusetts law mandating storage of sexual assault evidence for 15 years. The sexual assault evidence system can be confusing, so let’s break down the process, what this new law means, and how it empowers survivors. The basics of evidence collection for survivors 16 and older After someone is sexually…

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Every Survivor Deserves Support—Including Those in Prison

Wall with barbed wire with small green plant growing the in the middle of it. BARCC believes that all survivors deserve support in healing from the trauma of sexual violence. We also know that sexual violence affects thousands of people who are in the correctional system. That’s why BARCC established the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Project in 2015 to provide vital support to survivors of sexual violence who are incarcerated…

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