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Discussion, Prevention of Sexual Assault on Minds of Counselors

Crisis Intervention Services officials were busy spreading a message during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Charisa Wotherspoon tells KNIA/KRLS News that they spent much of April promoting the “Shatter the Silence, Prevent the Violence” motto.

Wotherspoon explains that it’s important for people to realize that sexual assault can and does happen anywhere – from large urban areas to small communities. She says we need to examine the issues that lead to sexual assault and deal with them, rather than try to ignore them.

On the prevention side, she says it starts with education. Wotherspoon explains that they talked with high school students who thought that sexual assault may not be against the law if the couple involved in married. She hopes that through proper education, sexual assault cases will decrease over time.