Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

LaFASA’s Louisiana Sexual Assault Centers

There is help for survivors of sexual assault. The Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) has 11 accredited Sexual Assault Centers in Louisiana. From LaFASA’s website – “Local sexual assault centers are an essential resource for survivors, their loved ones, and their communities. These local organizations are supporting people through a very vulnerable time in… Read More

Personal Safety for Passengers Using Uber or Lyft

From the Washington Post, “Uber discloses 3,000 reports of sexual assault on U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety study.” This is the first time a ride-sharing company has disclosed the scale of this safety problem. Both Uber and Lyft say they have implemented changes to address these safety concerns including increased screening and… Read More

Guide to College Sexual Assaults

Colleges and universities are institutions for learning, growth, and somewhere, young people can take their next steps in their life journey. Yet, one in four female students at campuses across the U.S. report being the victim of some form of sexual assault. A survey conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) questioned 181,752 students… Read More

STAR’s Champions of Change Gala

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert recently attended the 2nd Annual Champions of Change Gala in New Orleans “to honor survivors and allies who shattered the silence of sexual assault this year.” Kristi was “proud to have known and worked with keynote speaker Angela Lore throughout her journey to confront her perpetrators.” Louisiana’s STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness… Read More

Reform Legislation to Expand Statutes of Limitation for Reporting Sex Crimes

According to this New York Times article, “I Want to Be Heard: Adult Victims Demand New Rights,” many states have expanded their statute of limitation for both adult and child sex crimes. States like Montana have opened one year windows for suits against institutions who harbored sex abusers and New York is considering legislation for… Read More

Sexual Trauma Counseling and Advocacy Resource

STAR or Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response is a nonprofit organization committed to serving youth and adult survivors of sexual trauma.  STAR has a mission: “To support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response and create social change to end sexual violence.” Advocacy and Counseling Provided to Survivors Some of the services provided at no… Read More

Widespread Sexual Violence at 33 Universities

A recent survey of 33 major universities conducted by the Association of American Universities shows that a quarter of undergraduate women reported nonconsensual sexual contact and 6.8% of male undergraduates. There was a 2015 study that showed 20% of the women reported nonconsensual sexual contact. The increase is attributed to more sexual assaults, more students… Read More

Lawsuit Filed for Nursing Home Sexual Assault

The Lamothe Law Firm filed a lawsuit alleging that our client, an 87 year old woman suffering from dementia who was a resident of a Louisiana nursing home, was sexually assaulted at the nursing home by another patient. The alleged perpetrator was arrested after the nursing home staff discovered him laying on top of the… Read More

Workplace Sexual Assault: Know Your Rights

We spend a significant portion of our lives at work, and for many of us, our jobs are not only sources of income but important parts of our identities. If you have been sexually assaulted at work, you may be struggling to figure out how to respond and recover without jeopardizing your livelihood or professional… Read More

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