Sexual Assault

New Program Addresses Military Sexual Trauma Among Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Assistance launched a new program that aims to support women veterans, especially those who have experienced military sexual trauma.

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Spousal Sex Abuse Fully Criminalized, Marking ‘New Day’ For Survivors

Gov. Jim Justice signed a law on Friday eliminating marital exemptions for sex abuse. Advocates say the new law will help survivors pursue legal recourse for their experiences with spousal abuse.

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Lawmakers Close Marital Sexual Assault Loophole

Spouses can now be charged with marital sexual abuse against their partners after a bill to close the loophole in the law passed both chambers Friday.

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Further Reducing Unemployment Numbers In W.Va.

On this episode of The Legislature Today, West Virginia, like most of the country, is enjoying record setting low unemployment numbers after the coronavirus pandemic. Briana Heaney sat down with Josh Sword, president of West Virginia's AFL-CIO, and Del. Clay Riley, R-Harrison, to discuss two bills that would reduce unemployment benefits in the state.

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