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Child Rape Survivors Flood Brooklyn Bridge
Huffington Post Published on: June 7, 2016
Hundreds of survivors of childhood sex abuse and their families and friends were joined by advocacy organizations from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on June 5th to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to demonstrate broad public support for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act. Read More
#WeStandUp | Social Workers for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Social Work License Map Published on: April 11, 2016
The Alliance Assistant Director of Intervention Programs, Josie Torielli, participated on a podcast for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The podcast outlined the sexual abuse and recovery of a survivor who experienced multiple traumas. Josie provided information on recovery and therapeutic process. Read More
NYPD: Old cases reported in 2015 lead to spike in yearly rape stats
NewsDay Published on: December 16, 2017
An increase of rapes in New York City this year is being fueled largely by crimes that occurred as far back as 30 years ago but are being reported for the first time by victims likely emboldened by publicity over allegations like those facing actor Bill Cosby, according to police and a victim’s advocate. Read More
Rape Reports Increase in Chelsea
New York Press Published on: November 17, 2015
Crime statistics in Chelsea show a 150 percent rise in reports of rape in the neighborhood, but it’s unclear whether attacks are increasing or if the spike is attributable to more victims coming forward to report the crime. Read More
HERE AND NOW ON AUGUST 9, 2015: PART 1
ABC Published on: August 9, 2015
Here and Now host, Sandra Bookman, spoke with Alliance Assistant Director of Intervention Programs, Josie Torielli, about the women who have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual violence and why survivors of sexual trauma might not immediately report their assault. Read More
Manhattan ‘Gentleman Groper’ Cops Plea, Is Sentenced To Therapy
CBS News Published on: May 2, 2013
The man accused of being the “Gentleman Groper” has accepted a plea deal. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Paul Kraft pleaded guilty to five counts of forcible touching in a creepy crime wave that had women from the Upper East Side to Lower Manhattan on edge. Read More
Boro Precincts Report Big Spikes in Rape
New York Daily News Published on: May 15, 2013
Rape is on the rise in the Bronx. Seven out of the borough’s 12 police precincts are reporting shocking increases in the heinous crime over the first four months of the year — even as the crime rate overall is dropping. Read More