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Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

A bill aiming to protect underage victims of sex trafficking is headed to the House Judiciary Committee. The Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Act was introduced by Cumberland Rep. Mia Ackerman. The bill hopes to do a better job at treating exploited children as victims rather than criminals. 

Elisabeth Harrison

Governor Gina Raimondo has signed a bill requiring schools to contact child welfare authorities when they suspect sexual abuse of their employees. The bill also requires the state's child welfare office to investigate allegations of abuse in schools.

Day One Marks 40 Years Serving Sexual Assault Victims

Apr 8, 2013

Rhode Island’s only agency focused on helping victims of sexual assault is observing its 40th anniversary. Day One hopes the state’s congressional delegation can secure the federal funding they need to continue.