sexual violence

Sexual abuse prevention proposed for schools in new bill

BY: - April 19, 2021

A bipartisan bill seeks to mandate child sexual abuse and sexual violence prevention education in Ohio schools. The bill was introduced this week, and requires “age-appropriate instruction” in child sexual abuse prevention for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The education would include resources and available counseling for children who are sexually abused. For grades […]

New tort law first step in getting justice for sexual assault survivors, victim says

BY: - September 9, 2020

There is no amount of money that can keep Jessica Simpkins from replaying the images of her rape at the hands of a church pastor. But having a law in place that protects her and other survivors of sexual violence would help, she said on Tuesday.  “They need to look at the victim, look at […]