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Rutledge Seeks to Raise Greater Awareness of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence


April 10, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued the following statement after addressing the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence membership meeting:

“April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and I am committed to doing everything I can to raise awareness about this issue across our State. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner. In 2014, there were nine confirmed homicides in Arkansas that were a result of domestic violence. Domestic violence is brutal and inexcusable. I encourage any Arkansan in an abusive relationship, male or female, adult or teenager, to reach out for help. The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a great organization, and as long as I am in this office they will have a partner in the Attorney General to reduce and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.”

To reach the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, call 1-800-269-4668 or visit domesticpeace.com.

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