Announcement: Allegations of Sexual Assault & Media Coverage

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In light of intense media interest regarding the validity of sexual assault allegations, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), one of many coalitions committed to ending sexual violence, strongly feels the need to insert a voice for survivors into the conversation. We are disheartened with the trivialization of sexual assault and the false assumptions made about victims of sexual abuse. To that point, we provide the following context to the conversation and implore the media and others engaging in the current discourse to do the same.

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Press Release: University Police from Across Texas Gather to Tackle the Issue of Campus Sexual Assault

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Date: June 5, 2016

Contact: Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director – 512-203-7791

University Police from Across Texas Gather to Tackle the Issue of Campus Sexual Assault

Dallas, TX – On June 6 and 7, 2016 the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is hosting the 4th Annual University Police Sexual Assault Training (UPSAT) at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. The conference provides training on sexual assault response, trauma-informed investigations, confidentiality, and self-care for officers from colleges and universities throughout Texas. UPSAT was developed to help campus officers … Full Article

Announcement: TAASA Statement Amid Baylor Rape Scandal

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The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault fully supports the Baylor University Board of Regents’ firing of Head Coach Art Briles and removal of President Kenneth Starr. The external and independent review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues conducted by Pepper Hamilton LLP discovered the following:

  • University student conduct processes were wholly inadequate to consistently provide a prompt and equitable response under Title IX.
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Announcement: TAASA’s Talking Points Regarding “Bathroom Bills”

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Talking Points Regarding “Bathroom Bills”

In Texas and beyond, conversations over so-called “bathroom bills” continue to escalate. These policies are designed to affirm or deny an individual’s right to use public facilities (particularly bathrooms) that correspond to their gender identity as opposed to the sex they were assigned at birth. Because these conversations often focus on safety and sexual violence, it is very likely that you and your organization will be asked about your position on the matter.

TAASA is concerned, first and foremost, about supporting all survivors of sexual violence and eliminating the … Full Article

Press Release: Local Advocate and Educator Receives a National Award for Her Work in the Anti-Sexual Violence Field

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Contact: Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director, TAASA  (512) 203-7791 trutherford@taasa.org

Local Advocate and Educator Receives a National Award for Her Work in the Anti-Sexual Violence Field

Date: April 13, 2016

San Angelo, TX – April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and each year the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honors advocates and community educators across the country for demonstrating excellence in anti-sexual violence work.   The Visionary Voice is awarded to one person from each state, nominated by the state … Full Article

Press Release: IDVSA Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Data – Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PRESS CONFERENCE – TUESDAY 4/5/2016

APRIL 5, 2016 – 9:00AM SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL

Contact: Ted Rutherford – Communications Program Director – TAASA – 512.203.7791

Noël Busch-Armendariz – Associate Dean for Research – IDVSA – 512.471.3470

Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at the University of Texas at Austin releases a final report on the prevalence of sexual assault in Texas: It’s staggering!

Dallas, TX – The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin unveiled its final report “Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study.” This research project follows up a study completed in 2003 (Survey of … Full Article

Press Release: TAASA Honors Statewide Leaders at Annual Conference

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Contact: Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director (512) 203-7791, trutherford@taasa.org

TAASA Honors Statewide Leaders in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement During Annual Conference

March 9, 2016 –2016 TAASA Conference – Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Corpus Christi, TX – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is hosting their 2016 Annual Conference in Corpus Christi.  Nearly three hundred attendees gather from across Texas for this annual event scheduled for March 6-10, 2016 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel.  TAASA’s annual conference is the statewide opportunity for advocates and professionals … Full Article

Press Release: IDVSA Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Data – Corpus Christi

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Date: March 8, 2016

Contact: Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director – 512-203-7791

Noël Busch-Armendariz, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean for Research 512-471-3470

Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (University of Texas at Austin) release a final report on sexual assault prevalence numbers for Texas: It’s staggering

Corpus Christi, TX – State and local leaders gather in Corpus Christi to attend the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Annual Conference. A leading topic of discussion is the release of the final report on the prevalence of sexual … Full Article

Press Release: TAASA Annual Conference – Corpus Christi

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Contact: Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director (512) 203-7791 trutherford@taasa.org

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 2016 Annual Conference Attendees Gather in Corpus Christi to Explore the Question “Who’s Missing from the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement?”

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Shannon Galpin, to Deliver the Opening Address

March 6-10, 2016 –2016 TAASA Conference – Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Corpus Christi, TX – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is hosting their 2016 Annual Conference in Corpus Christi. Nearly three hundred attendees … Full Article

Press Release: IDVSA Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Data – El Paso

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Date: February 26, 2016

Contact: Rose Luna – Deputy Director – TAASA – 512-659-8065

Cesar M. Campa Community Relations Director – CASFV – 915-526-0824

Noël Busch-Armendariz, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean for Research 512-471-3470

Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (University of Texas at Austin) release a final report on sexual assault prevalence numbers for Texas: It’s staggering

El Paso, TX – The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin unveiled its final report “Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study.”  … Full Article