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A dog named Justice joined the MSU Sexual Assault Program in April. Justice has previously trained as a Leader Dog for the blind. Justice is in training to be a canine advocate work at the Sexual Assault Program. She greets clients at the Sexual Assault Program office offering emotional support for survivors. When Justice completes training, she will be able to go with sexual assault survivors to court to provide emotional support during stressful experiences. You can learn more about Justice and the work she does by following her Instagram account: @alabcalledjustice  

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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