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Proposed Arizona bill offers greater protection to sexual assault victims

By March 20, 2019October 21st, 2020No Comments

Arizona is working to ensure victims of sexual assault have an added line of defense against their attackers. Arizona State Senator, Victoria Steele, is sponsoring bill SB1250, which would give victims of sexual assault the chance to file a legal order of protection against their attacker. “This would keep someone who has raped you from having access to you, say at work or at school or from coming into your house or even coming near a relative or someone in your family,” Steele said. 

   According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.” With such high instances of sexual assault, SB1250 will put power back into the hands of survivors.

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