By Cheryl Bowdridge
Special to The PREVIEW
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to highlight year-round efforts to aid those affected by sexual violence and work to prevent future sexual assaults.
Did you know that you probably talked to someone today who has been a victim of sexual assault? Maybe it was a family member, a friend or a cashier at a convenience store. If not today, then at some point in your life, you’ve met someone that has dealt with the pain, the emotional distress and countless other long-term effects of sexual abuse. You might not know this about them; they might not ever tell you. But we know that one in two women and one in four men in Colorado have experienced sexually violent crimes in their lifetime.