In January, reporter Alex Barber spent a day at the Shepherd’s Godparent Home in Bangor profiling a new project the organization had unveiled to help young mothers after their babies are born. Women were allowed to stay in the godparent home in Bangor until they gave birth but then are asked to find alternative housing. […]
MaineFocus on Sexual Violence: This year, we will examine child victims, whose lives are forever altered and the crime against them is often unrecognized, misunderstood or ignored. We’ll also examine programs that treat sex offenders, many of whom were victimized themselves as children. What can Maine do help kids and break this cycle?
MaineFocus on Domestic Violence: We will turn our attention to rehabilitation of domestic violence offenders in Maine. From the Maine State Prison to small anti-violence nonprofits, offenders are given the chance to change. The question: Will they?
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2013, the BDN published an OpEd or column every day relating to sexual assault. We heard about healthy sexuality, street harassment, the challenge of addressing sexual violence in rural areas, the long-lasting effects of child abuse, and the isolation that male victims experience. Below are many of the […]