As conversations about defunding the police have sprung up across the U.S., some sexual assault survivors and advocates have joined the fray to call for changes to the system.
Under the current system of policing and investigating sexual violence, many survivors have reported feeling retraumatized, disillusioned and disbelieved. In communities of color, distrust of police can also make some victims hesitant to report. Those issues, and this larger movement around rethinking the role of police, have motivated survivors and activists to consider alternative means for healing and seeking justice.
Watch back this live virtual conversation on why survivors and advocates are joining the movement to defund the police on CapRadio’s Facebook page here.
- Former Supervising Deputy Attorney General Maggy Krell
- Sacramento area resident and sexual assault survivor Dominique Green
- Domestic violence attorney Cassandra Mensah
- California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Senior Policy Associate John L. Finley
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