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Myra Strand assisted as a consultant in the Star Tribune eight part series on sexual violence.

While it was difficult, the reports reflected the state of the Nation. What happened in Minnesota is not unusual by normal. We can do better.

When rape is reported and
nothing happens.

How Minnesota’s criminal justice system has failed victims of sexual assault

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As dozens more women have stepped forward to tell their stories, reforms are underway in Minnesota.
(Nine of Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
December 30, 2018
By Jennifer BjorhusBrandon Stahl and MaryJo Webster • Photos by Renée Jones Schneider

A better way to investigate rape: New training, improved outcomes led to statewide reform.
(Eight in Nine)

A Star Tribune Special Report
December 9, 2018
By Brandon StahlJennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster • Photos by Renée Jones Schneider

Felons spend less time in prison here, and the state says
that’s by design
(Seven in Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
December 6, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and Maryjo Webster, Photos by Rene’e Jones Schneider

What happened when an investigator, an advocate and a prosecutor took a victim seriously from the start.
(Six of Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
November 18, 2018
By Jennifer Bjorhus, Brandon Stahl and MaryJo Webster, Photos by
Ren’ee Jones Schneider

Rejected by Prosecution
(Five of Nine)
Star Tribune Special Report
Oct. 21, 2018
by Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster.
Photos by Ren’ee Jones Schnieder.

In Minnesota, police departments assign too few officers with too little training to investigate rapes
(Four of Nine)

A Star Tribune Special Report
Sept. 30, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Biorhus, Mary Jo Weber

How Alcohol Foils Rape Cases
(Three of Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
August 12, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster  
Photos by Renée Jone Schneider

How Repeat Rapists Slip Past Police
(Two of Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
July 26, 2018
By Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster

SPECIAL REPORT:  When Rape is Reported 
(One of Nine)
A Star Tribune Special Report
July 22, 2018
By Brandon StahlJennifer Bjorhus and MaryJo Webster 
• Photos by Renée Jones Schneider