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Victim resource centers see spike in calls after Kavanaugh hearing

October 2, 2018

Sexual assault hotlines are seeing a significant jump in calls, and the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings last week may have something to do with it.

 

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault Associate Director Kerri True-Funk said September was record-breaking for the victim advocate groups.

 

"We've seen more survivors reaching out to both us and the local programs looking for support because these things can be super triggering for them,” True-Funk said.

 

Between Thursday, the day of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding allegations against Kavanaugh, and Sunday, the National Sexual Assault Hotline reported a 338-percent increase in traffic.

 

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