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Law Association for Women CLE

On February 18, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. the Law Association for Women presents one hour CLE presentation entitled The Justice Gap for Sexual Assault Victims: What Are We Going to Do to Close It? presented by Claudia J. Bayliff

For perpetrators, sexual assault is often a low risk-high reward crime.  Rapists expect to get away with their crimes and victims expect that they will not be believed when they come forward.  Too often, they are right.  Many of the rape law reforms from the 1970s have not produced their intended effects.  While reporting rates have continued to rise, conviction rates have remained relatively static, resulting in an increasing “justice gap” for sexual assault victims.  Why is this?  Why, after spending millions of dollars on hiring and educating law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates and medical providers, are we still seeing this “justice gap”?

There is no cost for attending, but registration is required.  To register please contact Michele Novachek at manovac@uakron.edu or 330.972.6363.