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911 Tips

If your child is sexually assaulted or raped:

  • Talk openly with your child and listen empathetically. Say: 'I believe you.'
  • Call a rape crisis hotline to be directed to a local expert medical provider.
  • Consider a SANE exam to preserve evidence. Decide if you want the police present (you can call police later).
  • Consult with an attorney that specializes in sexual assault to learn about your rights, and the process if you press charges.
  • Find an experienced counselor who can help your child, and you.

These are the facts...

44% of all sexual assault and rape victims are under age 18 with 15% under the age of 12. Girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. A startling 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police and 98% of rapists will NEVER spend a single day in jail.

Recent Sexual Assault Awareness Posts

In Sex Crimes, Alcohol is the Weapon of Choice

Sexual perpetrators are more likely to use alcohol to subdue their sexual assault victims than guns, threats and fists, according to The Gazette. The issue of alcohol abuse and its role in sex crimes, particularly in the military, has caused the Department of Defense to redefine and label… Read More

SAVA: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center

“I feel like I finally know who I am. Like I’ve grown wings.” This is what one of the s (SAVA) clients had to say about the help they received. SAVA is a Colorado-based organization that focuses on crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for people who have been… Read More

Your Rape, Your Problem | How ‘The System’ Fails Sexual Assault Victims

Check the news any day of the week and you’ll likely find a story about someone being prosecuted and sentenced for sexual assault. It’s sadly commonplace in our society to read stories of justice being served against rapists and child molesters. These news flashes have become so common… Read More

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)

More than 1 million Coloradans have been sexually assaulted, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). But CCASA believes that there are millions more people who can come together to make a difference. According to their website, CCASA “is a membership organization promoting safety, justice, and… Read More

What Were You Wearing? and Other Sexual Assault Myths

Sexual assault victims are often wrongly accused for what happened to them. One of the most common questions victims hear is “what were you wearing?” This question insinuates that what a victim was wearing could have provoked someone to sexually assault them. A Twitter user, Christina Fox (@Steenfox),… Read More