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Black women raped at higher rates and report less than white counterparts (News 5 Cleveland)

January 14, 2019

  CLEVELAND — Survivor after survivor claim they were sexually assaulted by R&B Singer R Kelly, many of them as teenagers, in the Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’. “Maybe they stayed in silence because they didn’t feel like they had a way out,” said Teresa Stafford of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Stafford watched the...continue

Proposed legislation eliminates statute of limitations on rape, sexual assault cases (Fox 8)

November 29, 2018

“There is support from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Wednesday night after a state senator proposed a bill that would eliminate Ohio’s Statute of Limitations on rape and sexual assault cases. “‘For the decade I’ve been working here we have been trying to remove the state of limitations,’ said Sondra Miller, President & CEO of...continue

Rape Crisis Center expands across Northeast Ohio (News 5)

October 30, 2018

  “The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will expand its services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse after receiving $4.6 million in funding through the Attorney General’s Office. Funding came from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program. “Sarah Trimble with the center said they are experiencing an all-time high in calls. In the last two...continue

Rape Crisis Center expanding, hiring in Northeast Ohio to meet greater need (The Plain Dealer)

October 30, 2018

“The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will expand its services after receiving an additional $1.5 million in federal funds. “The center on Monday afternoon announced plans to open two new standalone facilities, one on the east side of the city and one in Lake County. They also plan to hire 15 people using that grant money. “‘We’ve never...continue

One year after #MeToo movement began, reported sexual abuse cases up (News 5)

October 8, 2018

“KENT, Ohio – The #MeToo movement is one that enabled many sexual abuse victims to speak up. “On the one-year anniversary, experts said there are a higher number of reported sexual abuse cases, and the numbers continue to climb on college campuses. “’We believe an increase in reports reflects a reality on campuses, which means...continue

How to Teach Boys Sexual Ethics (Sound of Ideas)

October 3, 2018

Listen Now Senior Director of Educational Services Alex Leslie joined ideastream’s Sound of Ideas this morning to speak about how parents can talk to their sons about building healthy relationships. “The testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh has called into question our country’s handling of sexual assault allegations. We’ll...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center receives record messages and calls week of Kavanaugh testimony (

October 1, 2018

“The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center received a record number of texts, phone calls and online messages Friday, after Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by nominated Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. “On Friday, there were 60 contacts. All week of the hearing — Sept. 23 through Sept. 29 — there were 191...continue

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Sees Uptick During Kavanaugh Hearing (WCPN)

September 28, 2018

“The congressional hearings on alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are having an impact on some Cleveland area survivors. “The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center has seen an uptick in activity this week, said the agency’s president and CEO Sondra Miller. “The average number of daily calls to the Cleveland rape crisis and support hotline...continue

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