Tennessee’s historic state capitol was silhouetted in blue-green lighting over the weekend to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“Sadly, the latest data show that three-fourths of sexual assaults in Tennessee were not committed by random strangers but by someone known to the victim,” Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) Director Jennifer Brinkman said. “Additionally, almost one in five sexual assault cases involves a family member.
The OCJP provides federal funding to 22 agencies serving survivors of sexual assault across Tennessee, recently helping Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center launch a statewide hotline. Their support is available at 866-811-7473.
More information about National Sexual Assault Awareness Month can be found on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website here: https://www.nsvrc.org/saam.