Friday, March 31, 2006

Some Interesting and Powerful Online Resources

Through some recent surfing and blog reading, I've learned of some interesting and significant abuse resources on the internet.

The National Sexual Assualt Report (also known as Project 82) gives a way for people to report sexual assault, even if the statute of limitations has expired. Why? To try to prevent the abuser from hurting other kids. Here is what they say on their site:

"There are millions of sexual assault survivors who don't want to make a face/face report to the police, but who would be willing to come forward if it meant the abuser would go to prison. Using this database, a survivor can make a semi-anonymous report so in the event a detective or prosecutor is investigating a person suspected of sexual assault, the detective or prosecutor can contact the survivor to help convict the suspect." [Thanks to Mike for the original information.]

Now here is an interesting thing - a drink coaster that can dedect the presence of GHB and Ketamine - two drugs often used in seuxal assaults. What a resource - a way to detect the chemicals and hopefully prevent an assault. Will be interesting to see if it comes to the US. The company who invented it is called Drink Safe Technologies. Thanks to "Nancy S. for the original information.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Thank you for your continued work with helping others survive and thrive!

I used your link to report my abuse. Maybe nothing will come from it, but who knows. It made me feel better.

Barbara said...

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