P.A.V.E promoting awareness, victim empowerment

February 28, 2010

PAVE

Special Edition Newsletter
Campus Sexual Assault

February 25, 2010

In This Issue

PAVE’s Survivor Justice Campaign

NPR – Morning Edition

Center for Public Integrity Investigative Series

NBC’s TMJ4

Quick Links

National PAVE Website

Donate to PAVE
Security on Campus

Dear Jacki m,

PAVE leaders were recently featured in local and national media regarding the epidemic of campus sexual assault. Help spread the word as we shatter the silence on this issue!

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is an international nonprofit that uses social, educational and legislative tactics to shatter the silence of sexual violence that affects men, women and children.
PAVE values survivor voices as one of the strongest tools to shatter the silence.
PAVE believes prevention transcends individual responsibility to include bystander intervention and perpetrator accountability.

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PAVE Survivor Justice Director

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Laura Dunn became an outspoken victim of sexual assault. Turning her outrage at the lack of justice for survivors into action, Dunn became involved with PAVE.

Along with PAVE Founder Angela Rose and Legislative Advisor Austin King, she started the

Survivor Justice Campaign to successfully pass the Justice for Patty Resolution in Madison, Wisconsin. The campaign continues to this day assisting survivors in their search for justice. Learn more here.

Want to get involved in the campaign? Email today: info@pavingtheway.net

National Public Radio – Morning Edition, FEATURING PAVE’s LAURA DUNN

A college campus isn’t the first place that comes to mind in a discussion about violent crime.
But research funded by the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1 out of 5 college women will be sexually assaulted. NPR’s investigative unit teamed up with journalists at the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) to look at the failure of schools – and the government agency that oversees them – to prevent these assaults and then to resolve these cases.

Listen and read the rest of the article here.

Center for Public Integrity Investigative Series

Students found "responsible" for sexual assaults on campus often face little or no punishment from school judicial systems, while their victims’ lives are frequently turned upside down.
Administrators believe the sanctions administered by the college judiciary system are a thoughtful way to hold abusive students accountable, but the Center’s probe has discovered that "responsible" findings rarely lead to tough punishments like expulsion – even in cases involving alleged repeat offenders.

Read more today and in the days to follow!

NBC’s TMJ4, FEATURING PAVE’s STEPHANIE BYRNES

Many sexual assaults on college campuses go unreported. Victims tell us it is a culture of shame, silence and secrecy, and often, perpetrators are never charged.
A recent study by the Department of Justice found as many as one in four women is sexually assaulted while in college. And according to the Center for Public Integrity, 95% of those go unreported.
So what’s going on?

Read more here.

PAVE thanks Center for Public Integrity, National Public Radio, Security On Campus, Inc., NBC’s TIMJ4, and the many other agencies and advocates who are bringing attention to this issue.

Sincerely,
Angela Rose
Founder & Executive Director

SAVE THE DATE

PAVE is excited to invite you to our first annual Gala May 15, 2010 to be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. We want you to be there!

1 Ticket: $125
2 Tickets: $225
Table for 10:$1,000
Click here for more information.

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