In recent coverage by the Metro Boston, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella offers perspective on the new ride-share background checks in Massachusetts.
Excerpt: "Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), said that in her experience, CORI checks, as well as the sex offender registry, are pretty ineffective when it comes to incidents of sexual assault. 'Because it is so rare to be convicted [of sexual assault] and be on a registry, in terms of the number of total incidents, that can’t stand alone by any means,' she said. Sexual assaults are commonly underreported and thus underrepresented in the number of convictions, she said."
Read the full article on the Metro's website.
Published: January 5, 2017.