Street Beat: Sexual Assault and Crime
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone talks with individuals and organizations dealing with sexual assault and crime. First, Barbara Niess-May, the Executive Director of SafeHouse Center, explains how the Center helps victims of domestic abuse. Then Candace Dorsey, Police Officer/Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, discusses ways to protect yourself from assault. Next, Beth Adcock and Janine Washburn, program specialists for MI-VINE’s Crime Victim Services, explain the state’s program’s to help crime victims. In the final segment, Stone changes directions and talks with Phyllis Loudermill, Founder and CEO of HerCo, and Tom Combs, the Administrator of the Prisoner Reentry Division from the Michigan Department of Corrections, about a new program that helps train former inmates for jobs once they have been released from prison.