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  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


The federal government is investigating nearly 80 colleges across the country for the way they handled reports of sexual assaults.  

Eastern Michigan University hasn't been targeted but the school's student body president recently discussed the issue with 89.1 WEMU.

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October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  It's a topic that's been in the news a lot this year with several professional football players involved in high-profile cases.  The director of SafeHouse Center believes society is taking the issue a lot more seriously.


Domestic Violence Victims Have Options

Sep 10, 2014
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When leaving an abusive partner doesn't seem like an option, victims of domestic violence should know that there is help available.  The video of football player Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee  in an elevator has shined a spotlight on the problem.

 

SafeHouse Center Executive Director Barbara Neiss-May says the reasons victims give for staying with an abusive partner are many, and can include the hope that the abuser will change. 

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Sexual assault and domestic violence remain serious problems in Washtenaw County, and Safehouse Center is preparing its upcoming "Men Taking a Stand" campaign to help stop them.


Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County provides shelter to women and children in need of protection. It serves those impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse. There is rarely a time in any given year that the shelter isn't full to capacity. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WEMU's David Fair took occasion to talk with the Executive Director of Safehouse Center. Barbara Neiss-May has made it her life's work to serve those in need.

Listen to the full interview:

U-S Representative John Dingell joined Washtenaw County officials and local domestic violence groups at Safehouse yesterday to call for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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  While there has not been an increase in domestic violence cases, officials with SafeHouse say the demand for its services has increased over the last few years.  Hear why from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.