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A Tallahassee sexual assault support organization is taking a new approach to crisis response.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and some locals are hoping to shine a light on the month with different events throughout the Big Bend areas.

A sign reading "Rape is the most common violent crim on American college campuses today"
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Sexual violence on college campuses is an issue that has been simmering in the public consciousness for a long time.   But after national criticism of the Jameis Winston investigation, the issue has reached a full boil in Tallahassee. 

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Protective injunctions or restraining orders help victims of domestic violence and abuse feel protected. But, lawmakers and experts in the field say Florida’s injunction laws have some dangerous gaps in protection.

Perspectives: Homelessness

Jun 14, 2013

The face of homelessness is changing and that presents new challenges for those trying to keep up with the demand for services. An expert panel responds to the issue: Big Bend Homeless Coalition Executive Director Susan Pourciau; Refuge House Executive Director Meg Baldwin; Renaissance Center Director Chuck White; and the present and past directors of The Shelter, Jacob Reiter and Mel Eby.