MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Women’s Center in Marquette wants to make sure young adults understand the process of reporting a sexual assault.
April is sexual assault awareness month and as a part of its outreach, The Women’s Center hosted a skill builder for Northern Michigan University students.
The discussion was hosted by Madison Meehling, The Coordinator of The Sexual Assault Response Team or SART at The Women’s Center. The panel included Detective John Covar with NMU PD, Jenna Nelson, The Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Marquette County, and Harger Boal, the Title IX coordinator at NMU.
The panel outlined the assistance available at The Women’s Center, the process of reporting to law enforcement, and the outline of a criminal assault court case, as well as options available to students through the university…
The goal of the skill builder is to make sure students are familiar with the options when it comes to reporting sexual assault,
Members of SART at The Women’s Center say they aren’t trying to force survivors to report their assault, they want to ensure survivors understand their options.
Next month, The Women’s Center will be hosting multiple events for sexual assault awareness month, including the coffee crawl, organized by NMU’s public relations student society of America.