sexual assault http://kcur.org en The Complicated Treatment Of Sex Offenders http://kcur.org/post/complicated-treatment-sex-offenders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jail time is frequently the end result for&nbsp;rapists and child molesters. However, groups like the Larned&nbsp;State Hospital feel that sex offenders are often victims of abuse &nbsp;and need outside help. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Treatment programs have been designed to reduce the risk of re-offending, but does treatment work well enough to keep communities safe? What if a sex offender cannot be rehabilitated? Should we keep them “in treatment” forever even after their jail term has expired?</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:02:37 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 47811 at http://kcur.org The Connection Between Sexual Assault And Online Bullying http://kcur.org/post/connection-between-sexual-assault-and-online-bullying <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sexual assault used to be such a taboo issue that it wasn’t even covered by the media. Those affected by sexual assault would often hide in shame, but as it has becomes more public, young people are flocking to their Facebook and Twitter accounts to call names and take sides. </span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 45803 at http://kcur.org The Connection Between Sexual Assault And Online Bullying Sex Registry For Ex-Teen Cons Will Continue In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/sex-registry-ex-teen-cons-will-continue-missouri <p>Missouri will not ease up on former convicts who committed sex crimes when they were juveniles, and s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tate lawmakers are getting praise for the decision in some law enforcement circles.</span></p><p>In the legislature, there was enough concern about the bill passed during the regular session that it was never even brought up for a vote in this week’s special session to consider the governor’s vetoes.</p><p>This was one that got Governor Jay Nixon’s red stamp.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:18:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 43498 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Vetoes Sex Registry Bill http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-vetoes-sex-registry-bill <p></p><p>Arguing that he was keeping nearly 900 sex offenders from being&nbsp; let loose on unknowing communities, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in Kansas City explaining his veto of a bill passed by the legislature.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:46:39 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42363 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Vetoes Sex Registry Bill Looking At The Maryville Rape Case http://kcur.org/post/looking-maryville-rape-case <p></p><p>Cases involving teen sexual assault have been on the national radar lately, and one town in the Kansas City area is under that microscope.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:43:44 +0000 Beth Lipoff, Steve Kraske, Monica Sandreczki & Peggy Lowe 40204 at http://kcur.org Looking At The Maryville Rape Case Why Was The Maryville Rape Case Dropped? http://kcur.org/post/why-was-maryville-rape-case-dropped <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first thing Daisy Coleman remembers is her surprise that she was still alive.</span></p><p>“I was just like, I thought I was dead at first,” she said.</p><p>An incoherent Coleman, then 14, crawled to the front door of her family’s home in Maryville, Mo. It was a Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2012, 5 a.m. Her younger brother, Tristin, and mother, Melinda, heard a thumping and at first thought it was their dogs trying to come in.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:26:37 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Monica Sandreczki 39975 at http://kcur.org Why Was The Maryville Rape Case Dropped? US Attorneys To Gather For Conference On Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault http://kcur.org/post/us-attorneys-gather-conference-domestic-violence-sexual-assault <p>U.S. Attorneys from Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa will gather next week for a conference centered on domestic violence and sexual assault in Indian Country.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom says the statistics on violence against women and girls in tribal communities can only be described as shocking.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:28:57 +0000 Bryan Thompson 37966 at http://kcur.org US Attorneys To Gather For Conference On Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Notes From A Career Advocating For Victims Of Sexual Assault http://kcur.org/post/notes-career-advocating-victims-sexual-assault <p>This month, <strong>Palle Rilinger</strong> retired after 27 years as a social worker and president of the <a href="http://www.mocsa.org/" target="_blank">Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault</a>. &nbsp;MOCSA focuses on reducing the harm of sexual assault and abuse through treatment, prevention and advocacy.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:30:49 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 11726 at http://kcur.org Notes From A Career Advocating For Victims Of Sexual Assault