LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) yesterday and will share information daily to raise awareness and motivate the community to act on behalf of victims.
“The statistics are staggering when it comes to those already impacted by sexual assault and the likelihood of the numbers to come,” said Nessel. “It’s imperative that we stay educated and devoted to this cause as it’s sadly not an uncommon occurrence in Michigan or globally. My office is committed to doing what we can to prevent these acts of violence, seeking justice for victims, and ultimately motivating Michigan residents to recognize that sexual assault is a crime.”
“Sexual Assault by the Numbers” is a new section on the AG’s [michigan.gov/ag]homepage to educate the community on the seriousness of the matter, how it impacts the community at large, and what can be done to combat it. Additionally, posts via the AG’s official Facebook [links.govdelivery.com] and Twitter [links.govdelivery.com] pages will include resources.
The Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline [links.govdelivery.com] is equipped with trained advocates ready to support anyone in need. It’s reachable any day of the week by calling 855-VOICES4. More information is available at michigan.gov/voices4 [links.govdelivery.com].