Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2017

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Affairs (MoPA)

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

First Advisor

Timothy Redmond

Second Advisor

Brian Weiner

Abstract

This research examines the process when adult sexual assault survivors in San Francisco decide to pursue legal justice and how survivors experience the local criminal justice system. My analysis exposes the mistreatment of survivors who participate with local law enforcement and recommends survivor-centered policies that could support the wellbeing of survivors pressing charges. The purpose of this research is to encourage law enforcement practices that prioritize survivors’ self-determination and welfare.