Perpetrators of sexual violence are less likely to go to jail than perpetrators of other crimes. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey from 2010-2014, only 344 out of 1,000 is reported to the police. Why does this happen? Those who do not report do so for reasons such as fear of retaliation, belief that law enforcement will not believe them, and/or a belief that what happened to them is not important enough to report.
While it is important that these statistics change for the better, the decision to report belongs entirely to the survivor. However, should survivors choose to report, they can find answers to many frequently asked questions here.
Join the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family
Violence and Department of Public Health & Social Service, Bureau of Social
Services Administration for their Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month Wave on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 along Marine Corp. Drive in Hagatna Across
Chamorro Village, behind the Guam Museum!
Show time is at 4:00 pm and wave time is from 4:30 pm to
GCASAFV's Pacific Partners Project (PPP) is supported by a grant from the Office of Women's Health. This project aims to address campus sexual assault policy and prevention initiatives and includes the University of Guam, Guam Community College, Pacific Islands University, Guam Contractors Association Trades Academy, Northern Marianas College, Northern Marianas Trades Institute, American Samoa Community College, College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia, Palau Community College, and the College of the Marshall Islands. PPP representatives gathered for a Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Saipan on February 22 & 23, 2017.
The following speech was delivered at GCASAFV's Technical Advisory Group meeting on Saipan on February 22, 2017 by Senator Shelten Neth of the Pohnpei Legislature.