Advocates For Sexual Assault Victims Rallied For Increased Support

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Sexual assault and domestic violence advocates converged on the Capital City to talk about the importance of advocating for victims of sexual crimes.

The sexual assault and domestic violence awareness conference was held at the Ramada Hotel Downtown.

Attendees stressed the importance of advocating for the silent victims of sexual crimes.

Among the issues addressed were sexual assaults in the military.

"Sexual assaults are occurring in a different culture. The military has a culture of its own. They have command structure, they have relationships. They are a family of military families and that impacts the response to sexual assaults. So we have to be aware of what that culture is and have to be respond within that," Joyce Grover, Executive Director for the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Grover said victims and perpetrators must work through the military response and structure and the public should understand the process.