BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella wrote an op-ed recently for WGBH News to encourage the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Governor Charlie Baker to approve an increase to funding for community-based rape crisis centers around the state.
Excerpt: "What has changed, thanks to the #MeToo movement, is the broader public’s willingness to believe survivors. This moment should not be squandered. Rape crisis centers not only know how to respond appropriately and compassionately to people in crisis, they know how to train organizations, agencies, and communities how to create cultures that prevent sexual violence from occurring in the first place. We have welcomed Baker’s and DeLeo’s statements in support of survivors. But we need more than words. We need the resources to get this work done."
Read the full op-ed, "Will Beacon Hill Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is?" online at WGBH News.