Why Is the Bay Area Rapid Transit System So Unsafe?

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is a public transit system that consists of 50 stations in the San Francisco Bay area. As of 2022, it has a daily ridership of about 136,200 people. Despite being backed by millions of dollars in public funding, BART has fallen short of riders’ expectations in terms of… read more

What to Expect in a Sexual Assault Examination in Los Angeles

If you become a victim of sexual assault in Los Angeles, California, you may not know what to do next or where to turn for help. This is an incredibly traumatic event that can have far-reaching implications. It is important, however, to try to take the right steps to protect yourself and start building a… read more

What to Do if You Think Someone Sexually Assaulted You

If you believe you have been sexually assaulted, you’re not alone. Help is available. There are both national and local resources available to help you for free. You do not have to suffer in silence while your perpetrator goes through life without any consequences. Use these resources to get the protection and support you need,… read more

What Is Sexual Hazing?

Despite a number of policies and rules passed to prevent hazing at schools, colleges and universities, it is still a prevalent problem. Sadly, many incidents of hazing – including sexual hazing – go unreported. Learning more about hazing, and the sexual assault and abuse that are often part of hazing rituals, can help you protect… read more

Sexual Assault in the LGBT Community

Sexual assault affects everyone, in every demographic. However, statistics show that members of the LGBTQ+ community experience a disproportionate amount of sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and violence compared to others. With Sexual Assault Awareness Month just around the corner (April), learn the facts about sexual assault in the LGBT community and what you can do… read more

NDAs Silence Sexual Assault Victims and Protect Predators

Over one-third of the US workforce is bound by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). NDAs can be detrimental to victims of sexual abuse and assault by prohibiting them from talking about sexual misconduct. In this way, they can perpetuate sexual abuse in the workplace and elsewhere, silence survivors, and protect sexual predators from ever having to face… read more

Why Class Actions Protect Predators and Hurt Sexual Assault Victims

Class actions are common in sexual abuse and assault lawsuits, especially against institutions such as schools and churches. A class action permits one or more plaintiffs to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of plaintiffs, or a “class.” Class actions eliminate redundancies by allowing multiple plaintiffs to file a single lawsuit… read more

What Is the Patient’s Right To Know Act?

Until recently, gaps in California’s laws led to a lack of transparency in reporting doctor sexual assault and sexual abuse. Sadly, this increased the risk of patient sexual abuse by health care providers, who can use their positions of power to take advantage of their patients. In 2019, California lawmakers passed Senate Bill (SB) 1448,… read more

What Is the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

Sexual abuse and sexual assault are two different types of sex crimes under California law. When prosecuted in the criminal court or claimed in the civil court, the nuances between these two terms are critical. Learning the difference between sexual abuse and sexual assault can help you better understand your case as a survivor of… read more

How To Tell if You’ve Been Roofied

Perpetrators often use date rape drugs to commit sexual assault crimes. Date rape drugs are narcotics meant to sedate or incapacitate a victim to varying degrees so that a perpetrator can take advantage of a victim without his or her consent. One of the most commonly used date rape drugs is Rohypnol, more commonly known… read more