Violence Prevention

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A woman who settled a rape claim against the University of Nebraska seven years ago is working to prevent athlete violence.

Kathy Redmond founded and runs the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes in Littleton, Colo. She helps men and women find counselors and legal help when they come to her saying they have been victims of violent athletes.

Redmond speaks at schools and has developed a violence-prevention program called Intercept designed for athletes.

Redmond said calls to her organization have increased because of attention brought to the issue by the recent football scandal at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

In 1997, Redmond received $50,000 from the University of Nebraska as she settled her civil lawsuit in US District Court. Redmond accused former Nebraska football lineman Christian Peter of raping her in 1991 and she argued that the school had failed to provide a safe environment.

Redmond used that experience in forming her volunteer organization.

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