sexual assault

UNR Voices: Why Does Campus Sexual Assault Persist?

Mar 3, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

In the past decade the U.S. has not seen a substantial decrease in sexual assault among undergraduate college students. Our student contributor Alexandra Mosher explores the issue at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators.

Assembly Bill 145 would give residents 20 years after they turn 18 to seek restitution from a person who sexually assaulted them. Under the state's current statute of limitations, victims have until they are 28.

The bi-partisan legislation was introduced into the Assembly by Democrat Irene Bustamante-Adams of Las Vegas and Republican Lisa Krasner of Reno.

Consent

Jul 13, 2016

The news these days is filled with stories of sexual assault on campus.  How can parents prepare their sons and daughters to live together with respect and consent?

Interview: Fighting Sexual Assaults On Campus

Jul 5, 2016
CASAT

The Department of Justice recently awarded 27 schools, including The University of Nevada, Reno, grants to fight sexual violence. UNR received $300,000 and the money will go to the Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies.

 Our reporter Marcus Lavergne sat down with CASAT's project coordinator, Justine Hernandez, to talk about the university's efforts.  

Hernandez says part of the problem is that there's an assumption that sexual assaults in college are usually violent acts committed by strangers. 

The Nevada Reduce Sexual Assault, Stalking and Violence Program is a grant-funded project through the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada.

Tobie Barton, a program manager of CASAT, speaks with Anne McMillin of the School of Medicine about what the program offers our community and how we can work together to stem sexual violence. 

To become involved with the program on a volunteer level, contact Justine Hernandez at 775-682-8539.

The Crisis Call Center in Reno takes confidential calls and texts 24 hours a day, more than 40,000 contacts per year. And no crisis is too small to make the call, according to Justine Hernandez, confidential campus advocate at the Crisis Call Center.

Hernandez was interviewed on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines by David Stipech (air date 4-17-15).

In addition to a discussion of Crisis Call Center's confidential call support and outreach services, the interview previewed the center's activities related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 

Between 2011 and 2013, how many sexual offenses would you guess were reported at UNR's campus?

Just one.

"Like there’s no problem at all, and we know that’s just not true.”

Jennifer Lowman works at UNR and conducted the new survey on sexual misconduct on campus.