By Chad Sniffen on October 22, 2013 · tagged as , ,

Statute of limitations and its connection to prevention

Power in Prevention

Click here to access recordinfThursday, November 14, 2013

11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)

More have come to accept that policy work is part of prevention, but what kind of policy advances prevention? Further, since Statue of Limitations (SOL) policy work focuses on making it easier for victims to report by taking away the barriers of reporting within a certain period of time it fits clearly within victim advocacy, but how does it fit with prevention? In this web-conference Randy Ellison, OAASIS and author of “Boys Don’t Tell” and Donna Dunn, Executive Director of MNCASA, discuss how the efforts did or didn’t work in their respective states of Oregon and Minnesota. They also identify how this effort is connected to their prevention work.

Hosts: Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson


  • Donna Dunn, Executive Director of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    • Ms. Dunn is graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (BA) and Vanderbilt University (MAT).  She has been an activist in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence for over 30 years.  Prior to becoming Executive Director, she was program manager of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute, the criminal justice arm of the Coalition. Dunn also sits on the Civil Commitment Task Force for the State of Minnesota. Dunn’s past experience includes serving as Director Victim Services of Dodge/Fillmore/Olmsted in Minnesota.
  • Randy Ellison, speaker and author of the book Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse
    • Randy Ellison is Speaker, writer and author of the book Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse, Randy Ellison is a child sexual abuse victim’s advocate and an activist promoting cultural change working with local, state and national organizations. He addresses abuse prevention and healing for survivors from a survivor’s perspective. Ellison is a member Child Abuse Network of Southern Oregon, and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. He is a founding member and former board president of OAASIS, Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of the Statute of Limitation (SOL) efforts.
  2. Find out barriers and supports for SOL.
  3. Articulate 3 ways SOL fits with and supports prevention work.

Donna Dunn

Donna Dunn

Randy Ellison

Randy Ellison

Chad Sniffen

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Chad Keoni Sniffen has been the Information Technology, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault since September of 2006. He provides training and technical assistance on prevention-related topics to California's rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs. He also works on CALCASA's PreventConnect, the MyStrength Campaign, and other CALCASA projects. He is also responsible for maintaining and expanding CALCASA's technological infrastructure and capacity.

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