KRNB – The recent controversy surrounding allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thousands of women around the country have been sexual assault hotlines and others to report past assaults. Advocates say calls shot up by 200% in the days since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford detailed her alleged assault by Kavanaugh when they where in high school.
“According to the Dallas County Sexual Assault Unit website, research shows that less that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault has become more common than smoking.
In the U.S., 51.1% of sexual assaults were committed by an intimate partner.
One in five Texas women are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. Sexual violence is frequently used by an offender to demonstrate power and maintain control.”
Don’t suffer in silence. There are many local and national outlets staffed with advocate who can helpl you.
RAINN-The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
You do not need to make a report to law enforcement in order to receive medical treatment for sexual assault. You may receive specialized medical care at the following hospitals:
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Methodist Hospital, Dallas
1441 N Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 817-927-2737
Collin County Resources:
Assistance Center – (972) 422-1850 http://www.assistancecenter.org/