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NPR’S JOSEPH SHAPIRO REPORTS THAT STUDENTS GUILTY OF ASSAULT ARE RARELY EXPELLED, VICTIMS RECEIVE LITTLE HELP FROM COLLEGES OR GOVERNMENT

MULTIPART SERIES, IN COLLABORATION WITH CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, BEGINS TODAY, FEBRUARY 24, CONTINUES NEXT WEEK

February 24, 2010; Washington, D.C. – One in five women will be sexually assaulted while at college, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice – a startling statistic that begs to question how colleges are working to curb assault on campus. In a multipart NPR News Investigation beginning today, NPR correspondent Joseph Shapiro, in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity, examines why colleges and universities fail to protect women from this epidemic of sexual assault. The investigation finds that even the best-intentioned of colleges are ill-equipped to investigate rape on campus, and mete out adequate punishments. As a result, it’s rare for students to be expelled, even after they’ve been found responsible of sexual assault, creating a culture where victims cannot count on their schools or the government oversight agencies for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday Oprah Winfrey interviewed child sexual predators. The haunting interview gives their accounts on why they chose to abuse their victims, how they got away with it and what parents can do to protect their children from abuse. This is a must see for all parents, grandparents and parents to be.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Oprahs-Conversation-with-Child-Molesters

For more information on PCAR’s child sexual abuse prevention project please visit the Vision of Hope and HERO Project web sites.