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Teaching parents how to spot signs of sexual abuse in kids (Cleveland 19 News)

August 10, 2018

“As students head back to school, there is some important information parents need to know to make sure their children stay safe.” “…Experts with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center said parents need to trust their gut. “‘If something feels wrong, it probably is wrong,’ Alexander Leslie, Senior Director of Educational Services for the Cleveland Rape...continue

Letter to the Editor: What can men learn from #MeToo? (

August 6, 2018

“A recent letter to the editor in The Plain Dealer asked the question: How can we help young boys and decent men who want to learn from the MeToo movement? “Most men don’t commit acts of violence; yet many of us tolerate behaviors that are harmful against women, children and other men. “Where to start? Here are...continue

Murder, Domestic Violence Linked (Ashtabula Star Beacon)

July 30, 2018

“Unfortunately, when we look at most of the recent homicides in Ashtabula County they all have a common thread — domestic violence. “We don’t know yet who killed Rand Hilal al Dulaimi, but we know her estranged husband is a person of interest and we know she spent time at Homesafe, where those who knew her said she...continue

Solon Hosts Human Trafficking Seminar and Town Forum (

July 5, 2018

“While online technology has led to exponential increases in human trafficking, it is by no means a new crime. “‘It is a very old crime — it’s just been given a new name,’ Sr. Anne Victory stated at a June 26 forum put on by the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking. ‘It used to go by a...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Specialist to Speak in Geneva (Ashtabula Star Beacon)

June 26, 2018

“GENEVA — More than 50 people in the county used services provided by the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center last year. “In September, the center opened an Ashtabula office at 5021 State Road, after operating for the last three years out of Homesafe for just a few hours each week, Jennifer Schlosser, director of community engagement at the Cleveland...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Credits #MeToo for Increase in Reports (Fox 8)

June 13, 2018

“CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio native Erika Port had her own #MeToo moment years before household names like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and organizations like USA Gymnastics were brought down by allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual abuse. “‘When I spoke out more people felt empowered to say you know this happened to me too...continue

Evading Justice: How Some Accused Rapists Avoid the Sex Offender Registry (News 5)

May 23, 2018

“A months-long investigation into outcomes of rape cases in Cuyahoga County revealed dozens of accused rapists evaded Ohio’s sex offender registry. “Our investigative team reviewed every case involving rape charges filed in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas from 2014 to 2016. We found close to one in five defendants charged with rape accepted...continue

Sing Out! Chorale Performs on Fox 8

May 22, 2018

The Sing Out! Chorale was in studio on Fox 8 News in the Morning to raise awareness for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s Sing Out! , a one-night-only performance coming up on May 24 at Severance Hall.  The entire Chorale, made up of over 100 community leaders, will raise their voices to inspire change and raise funds for the...continue

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