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SPD Leaves most Rape Kit Evidence on the Shelf

Nov. 25, 2014
Linda Byron
The Seattle Police Department's records show that in a little over a decade, 1,641 rape kits were booked into evidence. But only 365 of kits were tested, just 22% of the total.
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Rape Kit Contribution Should Spur Congressional Action

Nov. 16, 2014
Editorial Board
Under the program announced in New York, $35 million in civil forfeiture assets will be made available to localities and states across the country to test some 70,000 rape kits, which are a collection of physical evidence painstakingly taken from victims of sexual assault.
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From Times Square to Your Twitter, What's Your #NOMORE?

Throughout this weekend, images from the NFL Players Say NO MORE PSA shoots are running on Viacom billboards in Times Square every six minutes, asking passersby to add their voices to the campaign on social media with the question, “What’s your #NOMORE?”
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What's Your #NOMORE?

The NO MORE PSAs with current and former NFL players premiere tonight during Thursday Night Football on CBS.
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This Is Tangible

October 17, 2014 | BY Mariska Hargitay and Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Last week, we completed the first NO MORE PSA shoot with NFL players. It's the realization of a dream we shared three weeks ago when the NFL first aired the "Anthem" PSA during Thursday Night Football.
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A Meaningful Week...and More to Come

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, I am filled with hope and encouraged that people everywhere are talking about violence and abuse.
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A Significant Moment Last Night

September 26, 2014 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Like those of so many of you, my expectations for the NFL are for there to be deep and meaningful changes.
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Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse: Part 6

These are daunting obstacles to creating a safe, supportive environment so that our community members are safe and those aren’t can come forward and seek help. But there are practical steps that Christian leaders and congregation members should consider when dealing with domestic violence victims-survivors and offenders.
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Time for Change: A Response to the Ray Rice Assault

Whether you are picking up the paper, watching the news or following the conversation on Twitter, it’s clear that all of us are searching for how to respond, for language to talk about these crimes, to express our feelings, and for what to do next. What we know for sure: it's time for change. And we know that change will only come when we all work together.
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Domestic Violence and Spiritual Abuse: Part 5

When addressing situations of domestic violence, we offer the best possibilities for victim-survivor safety and offender accountability when we work in partnership with individuals from a wide variety of disciplines—medical, legal, spiritual, mental health, criminal justice.
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