Dating violence and sexual assault statistics
The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system and/or through university channels.A Tarleton officer will advise the victim of options and support services available.Read More Every April, the country recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).Nationally, it is estimated that 17% of women and 3% of men have been victims of sexual violence in their lifetime. While many organizations have been providing urgently needed services to victims and survivors of sexual assault for decades, providing services is only part of the work needed to address the problem.The second priority is to obtain necessary medical treatment.The UPD strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner.Tarleton is committed to providing assistance to people harmed by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and doe so through a variety of services.
The Injury Prevention Service collaborates with the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Oklahoma Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Committee to promote sexual violence prevention throughout the state.
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Sexual assault and date rape education literature is available through the Student Health Center and Student Counseling Services.
Getting to a place of safety should be the first priority for any sexual assault victim.