Stigma Of Sexual Assault; JSO Addresses Rape Kit Backlog; & Reversing Myth Of Cave — #30

Mar 30, 2017

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Statistics show about one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted before reaching age 18.

On this episode of Redux, find out what’s being done here on the First Coast to help survivors and what the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is doing about thousands of untested rape kits, as we look ahead to Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Also, we take a closer look at JEA’s recent announcement of its coal plant closure, as well as what a group of Jacksonville youth is doing to help city officials — and their peers — see the light. And finally, we’ll bring you a piece about getting back to nature in St. Augustine.

But first, we take a look at the issue of healthcare in Florida.


Women’s Center of Jacksonville's Board President Lise Everly, left, and executive director Teresa Miles gave us the latest.
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Local Safe Haven For Sexual Assault Survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and a local nonprofit organization is a lifeline for survivors of sexual assault, as the only certified rape crisis center for Duval, Baker and Nassau counties.

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Lawmakers Unveil Budget Proposals Containing Punishing Cuts For Hospitals

The Florida Legislature’s health budget chiefs are proposing deep cuts to the state’s largest spending priority: health care, including large decreases to hospital funding.

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JEA Coal Plant Closure Part Of National Trend

JEA recently announced it will close a coal-fired power plant on Jacksonville’s Northside, which came online in the late 1980s. With the complex’s closure, about 200 people will lose their jobs.

State's Attorney Melissa Nelson talks to EVAC students.
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Duval Lee High Students Talk With State Attorney About Juvenile Justice Issues

Students in Jacksonville’s Lee High leadership class met with State Attorney Melissa Nelson Tuesday afternoon. The students have already met with Nelson once before and they’ve been meeting with many city leaders about juvenile justice reform for about two years.

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Second Zipline Adventure Opening Soon at St. Augustine Aquarium

A second ziplining adventure is opening in late April at the St. Augustine Aquarium.

Listen To Discussion About Sexual Assault Awareness On First Coast Connect

Monday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Women’s Center of Jacksonville Executive Director Teresa Miles and board president Lise Everly about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek

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