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22Jun 2013

LINK Profile: Anita Panko

Anita Panko, Coordinator of the Montpelier, Idaho, Police Department Victim Assistance Unit and Project Manager for the Bear Lake Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Center (BLBTCAC), had wanted to attend the National Sexual Assault Conference for two years. By Mary Malefyt Seighman, ALSO STAAR Project Consultant Last year, she heard about an opportunity for travel assistance to ...
22Jun 2013

Recent Research on Sexual Assault Reveals Harms; VAWA 2013 Provides New Ways to Reach Survivors & Achieve Justice

By Mary Malefyt Seighman, ALSO STAAR Project Consultant Anyone who is working to end sexual assault is regularly confronted with facts and statistics about its frequency, prevalence, effects on survivors and their families, and the challenges to achieving justice. It is nonetheless still startling and disturbing to read the results of recent victimization research. The report ...
17Jun 2013

Living in Peace: STOP in Action CNMI

Victims Now Live in Peace with Help of Guma’ Esperansa  and Commonwealth’s Criminal Justice System (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)  Over the course of five years, Mary* and her four children sought help on five occasions from Guma’ Esperansa, the battered women’s shelter in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).  Mary, an immigrant ...
22Apr 2013

Building Relationships, Increasing Safety: STOP in Action North Dakota

Recovery Funds Support North Dakota’s Valley City State University Campus Violence Intervention Advocate Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc., (APOC) of Valley City has offered and provided services to Valley City State University (VCSU) for the last 25 years.  Both organizations felt that there was a strong need to place a Campus Advocate on site at VCSU.  ...
05Apr 2013

Strength and Hope for Survivor and Her Children: S.T.O.P. in Action in North Carolina

North Carolina Shelter Program Supports Survivor and Her Children Through Two Crises Sarah, a 40-year-old mother of two toddlers, endured five years of domestic violence before she escaped to Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services’ (FVRC) shelter, the Garden Place.  Her doctors at the University of North Carolina, who had seen her return to an abusive husband ...