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Ms. D’s Story: Disillusionment, Terror, Determination & Forgiveness

I was young. I didn’t know. Didn’t know that someone you fall in love with could turn out to be so cruel. Didn’t know that someone you love can end up coming after you with a powerful vengeance. That love can nearly cost you your life. He was 25. I was 17. I thought he […]

Ms. Serendipity’s Story: Running for My Life

The day my divorce was final my girlfriends wanted to take me out for a celebration, however, I wasn’t up to going out. They somehow convinced me that it would do me good to get out and relax for a little while. My girlfriends laughed at me when I showed up at the bar wearing […]

LACASA Staff Insight

Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: Why don’t victims tell? Tell a parent? Tell a teacher? Tell a friend? Tell someone? We know the question well at LACASA. It comes up repeatedly in our line of work, which […]