The National Institute of Justice, the agency charged with overseeing over a billion dollars to test rape kits, is unable to answer rudimentary questions about the functioning of its grant programs.
By Victoria Garber Source: The Oberlin Review May 5, 2017 Playwright, actor and activist Heather Marlowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in art history before moving to San Francisco, where she dedicated much of her time...
As an organization comprised of people who have been impacted by sexual violence, PERL is very concerned by revelations that Lt. Ouita Knowlton, the award-winning supervisor of the MPD's DNA Unit, was relieved of duty April 3 and now faces a criminal investigation. We...
Award-winning supervisor of unit handling cold rape cases has been relieved of duty and is now under criminal investigation.
There are several local No More campaigns now, including those in California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. But one campaign that caught my attention this year was in Memphis. It shows how the No More toolkit can be used to try and plaster over a bad situation with symbols and empty rhetoric.
These palm cards contain practical resources for people who have been sexually assaulted and need help.
While education and awareness is important, Memphis Says NO MORE — an awareness campaign produced by the Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Taskforce — is not a credible source of information about sexual assault or domestic violence.
It’s outrageous that responding police officers can decide a person reporting a sex crime is lying — even before completing an investigation.
News of another serial rapist highlights need for improved police response.
After meeting with the Memphis mayor, PERL members publicized their concerns on the steps of City Hall
People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws is a program of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center to monitor law enforcement responses to sexual violence. Our goal is to end the law enforcement and political practices that effectively decriminalize sexual violence. To this end, we connect victims with information about their rights and equip individuals with tools to advocate for themselves and others and advocate for fair criminal justice policies. We urge you to learn more about America’s hidden rape crisis, where it has been exposed, and why it matters. We invite you to take action and support our efforts to make sure law enforcement takes rape seriously.