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Many survivors don’t report sexual assaults because they fear no one will believe them. There’s a culture of disbelief that is pervasive in the media, pop culture, politics and law enforcement. Advocates say better training and resources for police could help survivors heal — and lead to more solved cases.
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Want to know more? Read how the process for reporting and investigating sexual assault often harms the victims it is set up to help: http://caprad.io/after-the-assault-police-interactions
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CapRadio built a step-by-step guide for reporting a sexual assault in Sacramento County, plus a directory of community groups in place to help survivors, whether they choose to report or not. Find it at http://caprad.io/after-the-assault-guide