The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault just relaunched its “You Have the Right Campaign” to help provide victims and their families with local resources and assistance.
The executive director of the coalition says it’s important to look at the local figures and national figures from different perspectives.
“It makes you wonder: Is there something about Colorado that makes survivors feel more comfortable about coming forward and talking about what happened to them?” said Brie Franklin, executive director of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “So it’s not necessarily that more is happening here — although that could be the case. Or it could be more survivors are moving here or survivors who live here feel more comfortable about talking about what happened to them.”