Did you know that you probably talked to someone today who has been a victim of sexual assault? Maybe it was a family member, a friend, or a cashier at a convenience store. If not today, then at some point in your life, you’ve met someone that has dealt with the pain, the emotional distress, and countless other long-term effects of sexual abuse. You might not know this about them; they might not ever tell you. But we know that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men in Colorado have experienced sexually violent crimes in their lifetime.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. By working together, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts. For more information or support please contact Advocates for a Violence-Free Community, 970-725-3442 or www.gcadvocates.org.