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Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your Part. Do your part.

Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your Part. Do your part.

March 31, 2015

Jackson, MS – To kick-off 2015  Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SAAM, Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, MSCASA,  joined Major General Augustus L. Collins, The Adjutant General of Mississippi, for the 2015 Mississippi National Guard Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation sighing by Governor Phil Bryant at the Joint Force Headquarters auditorium.  The ceremony spotlighted this year’s Department of Defense and Mississippi National Guard theme “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part.” Eliminating sexual assault requires Soldiers and Airmen to be steadfast participants in creating an appropriate culture and upholding military core values.

MSCASA’s greatest asset is collaborations with local, state, and federal entities to provide current needs to the community.  For over a decade, the MS National Guard and MSCASA have maintained a long standing collaborative relationship.  The MS National Guard has been proactive in creating a culture to eliminating sexual assault, where sex is the weapon used to commit the crime.  In collaboration with MSCASA,  MS National Guard conducts on-gong training to military advocates, who provide support to survivors and hold offenders accountable. There are a small number of offenders, who assault many victims; but it is the human race as a majority that allow this to happen.  We all owe it to society to be a part of the solution and not  ignore this behavior.

Do your part by intervening directly, by distracting or by delegating.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a safe community, a safe Mississippi, and a safer United States of America.



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