Sexual Assault

  • Letter to State Senator Prozanski on Oregon Rape Statute of Limitations
  • The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault releases its model memorandum of understanding for colleges and law enforcement.Good news: Last week the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued its long-awaited model memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) on how universities and colleges should work together to handle campus sexual assault.
  • Legal Momentum previously reported (see here and here) on our involvement in the case of Montana rapist Stacy Rambold, which drew international attention because of the one-month prison sentence that Judge G.
  • Drawing extensively from the National Judicial Education Program’s publication Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Victim Sexual Assault Case , the University of Pennsylvania developed a guide titled Sexual Misconduct Complaints:  17 Tips for Student Discipline Adjudicators, intended for adaptation by individual academic institutions.  The guide  provides some of the “training
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse:  The Hidden Dimension of Domestic ViolenceOriginally presented January 31, 2013 
  • Understanding Sexual Violence: The Judicial Response to Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual AssaultA two-day model curriculum that focuses on dealing fairly with sexual assault cases, especially nonstranger rapes. It provides interdisciplinary research from law, medicine, and the social sciences about adult victim sexual assault and invites judges to consider how this information relates to their responsibilities in the pre-trial, trial, and sentencing phases of sexual assault trials, and as leaders in the criminal justice system and the community.
  • A model curriculum developed with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to provide prosecutors with tools for successful sex crimes prosecutions, especially nonstranger rapes. The curriculum covers such topics as rape myths and stereotypes and their effect on charging decisions, jury selection and jury deliberations; how victim impact affects victim interviewing and preparation; experts such as certified sexual assault examiners; drug-facilitated rape; plea offers and sentencing.
  • Legal Momentum is deeply involved in requiring schools to improve their efforts to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking and to respond to survivors. We work to ensure that schools keep students safe from sexual assault by implementing effective, victim-centered policies that comply with Title IX and the Clery Act.
  • Legal Momentum’s “This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone” Challenge aims to make all workplaces safe and accommodating for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.