Knowledge is power. Prevention and intervention strategies are effectively achieved through educating the public with accurate information.
Members of the media are often an interested and motivated partner in enhancing public safety. Education and intervention can help prevent victimization. A good working relationship with the media is helpful in the following ways:
- Protecting and preventing future harm through education
- Providing treatment resource information
- Dismantling myths and misconceptions regarding victims’ rights, law enforcement, and our criminal justice system
Articles written by Tara or interviewed as a source
- KATU Television interview: Grant High School sexual assault investigation
- Oregonian article written by Tara, Legislature should honor victims and voters
- Oregonian article written by Tara regarding Early release: Seeing Corrections Costs in Context
- Oregonian article written by Tara, Crime and the budget crisis: Don’t dismantle Measure 11
- The Statesman Journal article written by Tara, Legislature’s actions do not reflect will of Voters
- Interviewed by Diamond Diamond with the New York Times regarding Early Prison Release
- Interviewed as a source for CNN story regarding Early Prison Release
- Oregonian article written by Tara, Measure 11 Helps Sex Crime Victims
Appearances on Lars Larson’s Radio Show regarding public safety issues
- Washington County District Attorney’s Office Carefully Investigates and Prosecutes Sex Offenders: Media’s spin tells half the story
- Oregon’s Guilty But Insane
- Crime Victim’s Constitutional Right to be Heard – Sam Bracamonte’s Constitutional right to be heard denied at sentencing
- Measure 11 – Violent offenders crime rates dropped since Measure 11 passed in 1994.
- West Linn High School teacher arrested accused of sexually abusing two male students 9/29/2015. What policies can schools implement to help protect our children?