Exploring Community Responses to Statutory Rape. Exhibit 2: Field Research Sites


Exhibit 2: Field Research Sites

StateAreaType of ResponseKey OrganizationComponents of Response
CaliforniaLos Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo CountiesEducation and PreventionMultiple health and community service providersLocal-level education and prevention programs aimed at teenagers with a focus on peer education
HawaiiStatewideLegislationState LegislatureLegislatures recent change in age-of-consent law Multi-agency task force recommending policy changes
NevadaStatewideEducation and PreventionNevada Public Health FoundationThree education programs: Awareness of state laws (for teenagers) Enforcing statutory rape law (for health care and social service providers, law enforcement, educators, and others who work with teenagers) Assisting the victim/witness (for providers)
New YorkOnondaga County (Syracuse)EnforcementDistrict Attorney's OfficeStrong enforcement of state laws Collaborative relationship between District Attorneys Office, law enforcement, and other county agencies
OhioStatewide (focus on Cincinnati)Education and Prevention LegislationTackling Teen Pregnancy through PreventionUse of broad-base coalition to initiate change in states statutory rape laws Development of documentary and training for teenagers on healthy relationships and statutory rape
PennsylvaniaStatewideEducation and PreventionPennsylvania Coalition Against RapeMedia campaign targeting teenagers Curriculum for middle school students
TexasStatewideLegislationState senatorUsing appropriations bill riders to enforce reporting requirements
VirginiaStatewideEducation and PreventionState Department of HealthLocal coordination on reporting among Title X, CPS, and law enforcement Statewide public awareness campaign targeting men
WisconsinDane County (Madison)Education and Prevention EnforcementDistrict Attorney's OfficeDeferred prosecution and sexual responsibility class for certain offenders