A young sexual assault victim is being held in juvenile hall to ensure her appearance at the rapist’s hearing. WEAVE has heard from many dismayed and outraged members of our community and we share your concerns about the rights of the victim in this situation and fears that it will discourage other victims from coming forward in the future.
Rest assured that WEAVE has shared these concerns with the District Attorney’s Office and is in communication about the matter.
Our mission and purpose has always been and continues to be serving as a voice for needs of the victim. As our community’s rape crisis center, we will continue to advocate for decisions which prioritize a victim’s safety, confidentiality and well-being; ensure access to advocacy and support without fear; and hold violent perpetrators accountable.