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By Lisa McGuinness
Crook County Family Violence & Sexual Assault Services 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month…

But we already knew that, right?


April 25, 2019

is more prevalent than I can ever recall. More victims are finding a path to voice their trauma and, truly, that in itself is a victory.

Still, the numbers haven’t shifted, the tide has barely ebbed. Knowledge is powerful…when it is implemented. So, what is holding us back from reducing these crimes more substantially in our county and culture?

I’ve heard the argument that people are too sensitive and now everything has become sexual assault or harassment. I’ve heard that victims should learn to protect themselves. I hear anger towards the defenseless and defense for the aggravato...

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