MAY 8, 2012
As the debate over the Violence Against Women Act moves to the House, we are reminded daily about what’s at stake — the care and well-being of tens of thousands of sexual assault survivors across our state. We salute the state’s 17 rape crisis and recovery centers and each of you working in the field for your work — providing compassionate, quality care to the survivors that you serve. The articles offered in this quarter’s edition of Frontline, focus on caring for survivors of sexual assault — from legal, systemic and very personal points of view.
We hope that the articles featured in this edition of Frontline inform your efforts to care for the survivors that you serve. Thank you, also, for all that you are doing to end sexual violence across our state. We know that it is often easy to become overwhelemd with the scope of the problem and the depth of its impact. But we remain, like you, committed to putting survivors first.