FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2015
Rose Luna – TAASA Communications Program Director- (512) 659-8065
Chris Kaiser – TAASA Staff Attorney – (512) 740-1317
Hearing set today at the Texas Capitol for House Bill 1102 (HB 1102) to eliminate the civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims.
Austin, Texas – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) championed a bill sponsored by a bi-partisan group of representatives on behalf of child victims of sexual violence. The bill would eliminate the statute of limitations for civil law suits … Read More >>
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center Job Posting
Chief Executive Officer
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is a 501(c)3 that has been serving the community since 2010 and is the first comprehensive rape crisis center to serve the Dallas community. DARCC provides a comprehensive and compassionate response to individuals impacted by sexual violence through advocacy and education. DARCC provides survivors and their loved ones the resources they need to reclaim their lives. Staff and trained advocates are available to help those impacted by sexual violence navigate the journey of healing in a safe and confidential environment. DARCC’s comprehensive program … Read More >>
SAAPM Proclamation in Texas
TAASA was honored to attend the Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month proclamation signing at Camp Mabry today! Special thanks to The Adjutant General of Texas, Maj Gen John F. Nichols and The State Command Sergeant Major, CSM Bradley C. Brandt for the invitation. Be sure to check out more statewide events as we share on Facebook & Twitter!!
Each year national and local leaders proclaim the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM). This recognition is meaningful in that it reaffirms the work of advocates and it honors the bravery and acknowledges the struggles and perseverance of survivors. Although our work with survivors and communicating the issue of sexual assault is a daily responsibility, SAAPM is an opportunity to highlight the issue in a strategic, collective, and focused time frame.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of … Read More >>
The Texas Municipal Police Association is accepting applications for a temporary Part-Time Program Assistant with the Statewide Law Enforcement Training on Violence Against Women Program, a division of the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC). The Program Assistant helps support the mission, goals, and objectives of the statewide training program.
The Statewide Law Enforcement Training on Violence Against Women Program conducts free training events for Texas Law Enforcement personnel (patrol officers, investigators, and telecommunicators). The program aims to provide training not only in the basic dynamics of violent crimes against women, but in-depth training on special topics such … Read More >>
The Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center increases its efforts this April to raise awareness about the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in our own backyard. Click the image to order a t-shirt!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place in April each year. Although our work is year round, the month of April allows for an amplified unified message and focus on the root causes of sexual violence and on the realities of rape in our communities. TAASA encourages statewide communities and organizations to share their resources. While you’re in action, reach … Read More >>
TAASA Invites Campus Police
University Police Chiefs, Security Directors, & Campus Police Officers are welcome to join our 3rd Annual University Police Sexual Assault Training Conference.
Trainers from law enforcement agencies will present on sexual assault response, investigations, and cultural change on Texas Colleges and Universities.
Click the image to register!
For more information, please contact Rick Gipprich, Jr., Training Specialist at 512-474-7190 Ext. 39
For Immediate Release
Date: March 4, 2015
Contact: Rose Luna – TAASA Communications Program Director – 512-659-8065
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) Honors the Late Samantha Dean, Kyle PD Victim Service Coordinator
Austin, TX - The news of Samantha Dean’s untimely death devastated many in the anti-sexual violence movement in Texas. Samantha was an active member of TAASA’s Diversity Task Force; whose mission is to ensure survivors from marginalized communities receive effective advocacy services.
“Her work with TAASA was too short, but very impactful,” says Rose Luna, Communications Program Director and Co-Chair of TAASA’s Diversity Task Force.
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For Immediate Release
Brooke Axtell, co-performer with Katy Perry at this year’s Grammys, set to perform at the 33rd Annual Texas Association Against Sexual Assault conference
Austin, TX – This year’s Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) Annual Conference opens with a spoken word performance by Brooke Axtell. Brooke captured the nation with her opening performance at the Grammy’s for Katy Perry, prefaced with President Obama’s plea for ending sexual and domestic violence.
“Sexual assault is a devastating crime and society’s misunderstanding can unintentionally impede healing for survivors. The positive attention from the White House, NFL, and other high profile … Read More >>
Brooke Axtell: Opening Presentation
TAASA is proud to partner with passionate advocates statewide and beyond. Brooke Axtell will open our 33rd Annual Conference on Monday, March 2, 2015. Brooke Axtell is the Director of Communications and Engagement for Allies Against Slavery, a non-profit devoted to ending human trafficking. She also founded Survivor Healing and Empowerment (S.H.E.), a healing community for survivors of rape, abuse and sex-trafficking. Read her bio >
A Powerful Activist
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