A recent ABC 7 News story explores the national conversation about sexual assault as survivors continue to come forward and speak out. MCASA’s Executive Director and Counsel Lisae C. Jordan, Esq. commented on the impact that increased national attention is having on survivors.
“It is an amazing moment in history that so many sexual assault and sexual harassment survivors feel comfortable coming forward and saying, 'Enough!'" Jordan said.
Jordan also went on to explain how these stories about well-known celebrities and politicians affect survivors here in Maryland. Some sexual assault survivors are feeling empowered to speak out, while others are watching women being attacked and choosing to remain silent. But it's not only individual survivors seeking services. “We see an impact in our cases, [...] but even more than that, we are seeing more and more women’s groups coming forward and saying, ‘I want to help.’” Jordan said.
To read the full story, click here. To take action here in Maryland, become an MCASA member, sign up for our mailing list, and come to our Legislative Reception in January-- you can help survivors in our state!