April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Today is Action, Prevention Day

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Today is Action, Prevention Day

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and today, Tuesday April 3, is the national day of action for sexual assault prevention.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice nearly 20 percent of the population has experienced some type of sexual assault in their lifetime. This year's campaign adopted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is “it's time...to talk about it” and urges people to “start a dialogue” about healthy sexuality. CEO of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Delilah Rumburg.

Tuesday April 3rd is the national day of action for sexual assault prevention.

In Sheridan you can find that help by calling the Advocacy and Resource Center, the Department of Family Services or any law enforcement agency.

Information in this story is courtesy of the NSVRC. The organization was founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape in 2000. Visit nsvrc.org to read more.

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