April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The Utah Attorney General’s office wants to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate the public about how to protect themselves.
This issue is a priority for Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and everyone who works here. Our staff works tirelessly to stop sexual assault, to bring perpetrators to justice, and ensure the safety of Utah communities.
We’re also proud to support and work with community partners to break the cycle of abuse and prevent sexual assaults from taking place in domestic situations as well as in work and campus environments. From Attorney General Reyes’ efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (or VAWA), to collaborative efforts with NGOs, corporate, and non-profit partners, we can make a difference by continuing to educate and raise awareness of the horror of all types of abuse while doing everything to lift victims and survivors to a safe place.
The theme of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, headed up by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, is “I ASK”. For more information on the history of SAAM and resources available, please visit https://www.nsvrc.org/saam.
If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship or has been sexually assaulted, please call the Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1-888-421-1100.