Hays County Commissioners Court Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month in Hays County, citing the need for education as well as citizen involvement to end sexual assault.
According to the proclamation, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center provided direct services to 444 adult victims of sexual assault in the two counties it serves in 2014, including 314 in Hays County. The Center noted that almost 13 percent of Texans have been sexually assaulted – nearly two million Texans. One in five women and one in 20 men in Texas suffer from this devastating crime which affects all races, ages and economic situations.
The Court encouraged the people of Hays County to increase their awareness of sexual assault and build upon the existing network of support to mobilize and prevent sexual assault in our community and across this great state.
Below: (Center) Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s Melissa Rodriguez holds the proclamation signed by Hays County Commissioners Court members (left to right) Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. The proclamation names April as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month in Hays County.