Sexual Assault http://tpr.org en The Source: Agency Overseeing Sex Offenders Under Spotlight http://tpr.org/post/source-agency-overseeing-sex-offenders-under-spotlight <p>The Office of Violent Sex Offender Management <a href="http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/New-director-finds-sex-offender-office-in-shambles-5458294.php" target="_blank">is a mess</a> says its new director. From a woeful work environment to a lack of basic managerial oversight, critics are lambasting the program. &nbsp;The program is tasked with overseeing the civil commitments of the worst sex offenders who have served their time but remain a risk.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:50:22 +0000 Paul Flahive 33583 at http://tpr.org The Source: Agency Overseeing Sex Offenders Under Spotlight The Source: Sexual Assaults On Campus Brought To Fore http://tpr.org/post/source-sexual-assaults-campus-brought-fore <p>An estimated one in five women are sexually assaulted on college campuses across the country, according to Vice President Joe Biden and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. While the numbers themselves <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2014/may/02/are-20-percent-women-sexually-assaulted-they-gradu/" target="_blank">have been questioned</a>, the issue of campus sexual assault is a real one claiming too many victims.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 31312 at http://tpr.org The Source: Sexual Assaults On Campus Brought To Fore The Source: Texas Prisons (PREA, Mental Health, And A Hot Summer) http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-prisons-prea-mental-health-and-hot-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week "</span><a href="http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2014/04/consultant-tdcj-receptive-to-prison.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Grits For Breakfast</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" published the report from the state's prison consultants, The Moss Group, on what implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) would have meant for the Texas Department of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Criminal Justice. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:43:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 30391 at http://tpr.org The Source: Texas Prisons (PREA, Mental Health, And A Hot Summer) Bexar County Requesting Funds To Prevent Sexual Assault Behind Bars http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-requesting-funds-prevent-sexual-assault-behind-bars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Sheriff’s Office is applying for a federal grant under a new law designed to prevent sexual assault in jails.</span></p><p>The grant could provide the county with as much as $250-thousand dollars to help the jail maintain new federal standards.</p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in May of 2012, and it includes provisions to prevent, detect, and respond to allegations of sexual abuse in any kind of detention facility.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:19:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 28095 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Requesting Funds To Prevent Sexual Assault Behind Bars If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk http://tpr.org/post/if-hes-sexually-aggressive-bars-its-not-because-hes-drunk Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.<p>Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.<p>When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young people's behavior in bars, they found that the man's aggressiveness didn't match his level of intoxication. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 editor 27654 at http://tpr.org If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk Fort Sam Virtually Shuts Down To Complete Sexual Assault/Harassment Training http://tpr.org/post/fort-sam-virtually-shuts-down-complete-sexual-assaultharassment-training <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Military orders from top brass in Washington D.C. are being carried out for sexual harassment and assault training at Joint Base San Antonio.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:45:44 +0000 Eileen Pace 14642 at http://tpr.org Fort Sam Virtually Shuts Down To Complete Sexual Assault/Harassment Training The Source: Rape in the Fields | Children in Jail http://tpr.org/post/source-rape-fields-children-jail <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p>Tonight PBS's "Frontline" presents a new special,<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rape-in-the-fields/" target="_blank"> "Rape in the Fields,"</a>&nbsp;describing the working conditions of immigrant women in our country's agricultural industry. &nbsp;Legendary news producer Lowell Bergman joins us to talk about his investigation, and details the sometimes tragic circumstances these women find themselves in.</p><p></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:00:19 +0000 Paul Flahive 13742 at http://tpr.org The Source: Rape in the Fields | Children in Jail