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Inside the Special Police Unit That’s Transforming How Cops Investigate Sexual Assault
Mother Jones Magazine

There’s a Better Way to Interview Sexual Assault Survivors
Trauma-informed interviews help victims feel comfortable and elicit more details for investigators.
Mother Jones Magazine
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Sexual assault interview training for VUPD officers rises to the top of Project Safe’s goals for the year
Vanderbilt University Hustler
By Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer –
September 18, 2018


Myra and Russell Strand are not mentioned in each of the Star Tribune Articles,  but we assisted in the process so are very proud of all eight of them:

In Minnesota, police departments assign too few officers with too little training to investigate rapes
Series Four of Eight
A Star Tribune Special Report
Sept. 30, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Biorhus, Mary Jo Weber

How Alcohol Foils Rape Cases (Series Three of Eight)
A Star Tribune Special Report
August 12, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster  
Photos by Renée Jone Schneider

How Repeat Rapists Slip Past Police (Series Two of Eight)
A Star Tribune Special Report
July 26, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster

SPECIAL REPORT:  When Rape is Reported  (Series One of Eight)
A Star Tribune Special Report
July 22, 2018
By Brandon StahlJennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster 
• Photos by Renée Jones Schneider


Under New Law,  Military Kids Get Sexual Assault Protections
Aug. 13, 2018

Big American MNC in India Equates Sexual Harassment with Fraud
By Sharanya Gopinathan
April 7, 2018

Sexual Assault Survivor Shares Three Things she Wants the Victims to Know
By Goodmorning America
April 6, 2018

Congress Demands Pentagon DOJ investigate Child Sex Assault
By Reese Dunklin and Justin Pritchard
March 16, 2018

To Catch a Predator:  The NYPD’s top sex-crimes investigator tried to bust Harvey Weinstein three years ago…
Then the DA stepped in.
March 16, 2018

Families feel deserted after sex assaults on base schools
By Reese Dunklin and Justin Pritchard
March 15, 2018

Child on Child Sex Assault Cases Languish on US Bases
By Reese Dunklin and Justin Pritchard
March 14, 2018

Military Bases Unprepared for Childhood Sex Assault
By the Associated Press
March 13, 2018

Workshop on forensic interview conducted:
The Himalayan Times in Nepal

February 18, 2017

Sexual Violence In Workplace Focus Of Team Set Up By Manhattan
January 25, 2018

The NYPDs Real SVU is Changing Its Approach to Sex Crimes
Dec. 10, 2017
Wall Street Journal

Some Officers Are Wary of New SVU Technique
Dec. 09, 2017
Wall Street Journal

The NYPD will interview Sexual Assault Survivors Using
this Thoughtful New Technique

Dec. 30, 2017

Police forces try to combat PTSD
Dec. 26, 2017
Talk Media News

The Abby Honold Bill Wants to Change How Sexual Assault Survivors are
Interviewed After Their Attacks
Nov. 20, 2017
Teen Vogue

Cadet praised for rape prevention charged with sex assault on man
Sept. 21, 2017

Sexual Assault Survivor Leads Charge on New Police Training
Oct. 12, 2017
CBS Minnesota

Breaking their silence: Part 2
March 10, 2017
Kingston Whig-Standard

University, Minneapolis and other local police participated in a special session held to train officers on how to interview trauma victims
June 27, 2017
The Minnesota Daily

Minneapolis, university police receive specialized training for sexual assault victims
June 27, 2017
Star Tribune

Sexual culture shock in Korea
June 15, 2017
US Army

NYPD Launches Crackdown on Sex Trafficking
February 1, 2017
DNA Info

Justice Delayed
Dec. 6, 2016
The Portland Mercury

Columbia Police learn victim centered interviewing
techniques to launch a new program

Sept. 14, 2016
Columbia Missourian

Teams created to eliminate sexual offenses in Canadian Forces
Sept. 27, 2016
The Intelligencer/ Trentonian

Army civilian develops interview method to help unlock
memories, reduce victimization

March 4, 2016
The US Army

How understanding the neurobiology of trauma helps Portland Police work with domestic violence survivors
Jan. 20, 2016

Experts Say: Males Also Are Victims of Sexual Assault
Feb. 20, 2015
Department of Defense

Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males
Feb. 20, 2015
The US Army

Russell Strand Speaks with Maine Guardsmen on Combatting Sexual Violence in the Military
May 21, 2015
Maine Army National Guard

Military Sexual Assault Victims May Get Amnesty for Minor Crimes
May 5, 2014
US News

Sexual assault experts dispel date rape myths
March 16, 2009
Stars and Stripes