News & Announcements

Sing Out! 2018 Spotlight: Kristen Baird Adams

May 4, 2018

“It’s a celebration of hope and survival.” – Kristen Baird Adams, PNC, 2018 Sing Out! Event Co-Chair On May 24, over 100 local celebrity leaders will Sing Out! for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. This event raises critical funds to support Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s life-saving services. Purchase tickets today!...continue

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 29, 2018

 Listen. Believe. Support. Sexual Assault Awareness Month  is a national campaign to raise public awareness, send a message of support to survivors, and promote the prevention of sexual violence. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and help us share the message to Listen to, Believe, and Support survivors of rape and sexual abuse. For a...continue

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Calendar – April 2018

March 29, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month The following is a list of events taking place in Northeast Ohio during Sexual Assault Awareness Month which Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is either hosting, partnering to present, or participating in, to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse in our community.   Monday, April 2, 2018 Tri-C Metropolitan...continue

Watch: Sondra Miller – “I Am Evidence” (WKYC)

March 16, 2018

President & CEO Sondra Miller joins WKYC’s We The People to speak about untested rape kits in Cuyahoga County and the upcoming film I Am Evidence.     This video was originally published by WKYC at

Human Trafficking is an Often-Invisible Community Problem (Star Beacon)

March 5, 2018

“JEFFERSON — ‘It happens here, and it happens in plain sight,’ Teresa Stafford, senior director of victim services and outreach at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, said Thursday during the ‘Human Trafficking: Under the Radar in Our Community‘ training at Jefferson Area High School. “The seminar for counselors, social workers, law enforcement personnel and medical professionals...continue

Cleveland Sex Crimes Unit Faces Scrutiny (

March 3, 2018

“CLEVELAND, Ohio – In 2002, Cleveland officials announced a plan to turn around the police department’s troubled sex crimes unit. “The promises came weeks after The Plain Dealer reported on an internal investigation that showed years of mounting problems in the unit: uninvestigated cases, staggering workloads and supervisory lapses. “Department and city leaders pledged to staff the...continue

No Consequences if Rape Kits Not Submitted Within 30 Days (News 5)

February 27, 2018

“CLEVELAND – News 5 first broke the story over six years ago – learning nearly 14,000 rape kits had been sitting on shelves untested, some dating back to the 1970’s. “Just last week, the Ohio Attorney General announced the backlog of rape kits had been cleared. News 5 has since learned that’s not entirely true – the Cleveland...continue

Completed Testing of 13,931 Rape Kits Signals Progress (

February 23, 2018

  “The testing of nearly 14,000 formerly shelved Ohio rape kits is complete. “The unprecedented undertaking already has changed the culture and will have a lasting impact on how police understand and investigate rape, Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “In 2011, when DeWine first asked departments to start sending untested kits, which dated back decades, it...continue

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