Deb Halaand, the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in U.S. history, says the task force will investigate the 1,500 unsolved cases as well as thousands of other missing and murdered investigations. In 2008, the Justice Department found that Native women on some tribal lands were murdered at more than 10 times the national average.
In an effort to keep survivors of sexual violence in Colorado more informed about their evidence kits, the state legislature is discussing a bill that would require medical professionals and law enforcement officials to provide information to survivors about the status of their evidence collection kits.
The University of Southern California has announced that it will pay more than $1.1 billion to the former patients of a campus gynecologist accused of preying sexually on hundreds of patients. The payout sets a record for collegiate sex abuse payouts,
A murder in a London neighborhood has unleashed pent-up frustrations and anger by British women over what they charge is a pattern of indifference by police to gender-targeted violence. It may lead to a long-overdue re-examination of police training, says a veteran UK police officer.
The pandemic has increased the number of women, men and children at risk of trafficking. But given the hidden nature of the crime, it is no surprise that anti-trafficking efforts appear to have had little impact on reducing victimization, writes the author of a book used to train law enforcement.
Robert Aaron Long was charged on Wednesday with eight counts of murder for the killings at three spas and told detectives that he had frequented massage parlors in the past and had carried out the attacks as a way to eliminate temptation. Investigators said they had not ruled out a racial motive, despite the 21-year-old white male suspect’s denial of being driven by .bigotry.
The Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Louisiana State University allowed students guilty of Title IX violations to continue their coursework uninterrupted, instead of opting for more severe penalties, such as suspension or expulsion, regardless of the severity of the alleged acts, according to an investigation by a law firm.