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District Attorney calls on community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Mac Myers

Dear Editor,

Governor Bill Owens has declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Colorado. To increase public attention of sexual assault and to encourage citizen involvement, the office of the District Attorney invites the community to join us to halt sexual violence in our community.

The theme “Believe, Talk, Act” has been chosen to encourage community members to believe that sexual assault is a communitywide problem, to talk about the issue in our homes and with friends, and to actively become a part of ending sexual violence.

Approximately 62 percent of all sexual assault victims in the United States are less than 17 years old. An additional 22 percent are between 18 and 24 years old. This April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, help make a difference by talking to a young person in your life about sexual assault.

We encourage you to join us in April in our efforts to promote community involvement and education about an issue that affects all of us. Advocate Safehouse Project and the office of the District Attorneys’ Victim Witness Assistance Program offers services to sexual assault survivors, their significant others, friends and family members.

Sexual assault is not just a crime against an individual. It is a problem that affects all of our lives. It is critical that everyone works together to find solutions to rid our communities of violence .

Sincerely,

Mac Myers

District Attorney

9th Judicial District

Glenwood Springs


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