Virginia State Senator Richard “Dick” Black’s views concerning spousal rape have been in the media spotlight recently, as he runs for Virginia’s 13th district seat in the House of Representatives.
In 2002, Black was quoted espousing a whole host of myths about sexual assault, saying:
“I do not know how on Earth you could validly get a conviction of a husband-wife rape where they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie and so forth, there’s no injury, there’s no separation or anything.”
Sexual abuse is far more prevalent in cases involving other forms of intimate partner violence than is generally recognized.
The National Judicial Education Program's resources on Teen Dating Violence.
Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program has created a set of educational materials for judges, courts, court-related professionals, schools, parents, teens, and the community to learn about the dangers and consequences of Teen Dating Violence. These Information and Resources sheets were developed by the National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) with funding from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.*