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Sexual Violence is Against the Law.

The Women's Resource Center's victim advocates respond compassionately to the needs of sexual assault victims and their families. Advocates provide confidential crisis intervention services, assist victims in understanding their rights and options, guide them through the medical treatment and legal process, and provide emotional support.

Sexual violence is unwanted forced sexual contact or intercourse and can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, educational level or socioeconomic status. Most victims of sexual violence know their perpetrator, but sexual violence is never the victim's fault. Sexual violence is not provoked by the appearance or behavior of the victim; no one willingly wants to be hurt. Sexual violence happens in our community and is against the law!

• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
• Over 70% of sexual assaults are never reported to law enforcement (www.nsvrc.org)

You can help end sexual violence by telling those who joke about it to stop, believing a survivor's story, educating yourself on the facts about sexual violence and learning how to reduce the risk. Together, we can make our communities safer and say NO! to sexual violence.

Victims are never responsible for being sexually assaulted.
If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted, contact the police or the Women's Resouce Center.

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