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Welcome to the Not In Our State Summit 2015 at the University of Montana in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 
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Monday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Sexual Assault in Montana; Fact, Fiction, and Future

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Session Description: Missoula's in the spotlight. We've witnessed a national focus on sexual assault in our State, specifically revolving around assaults that occur on university campuses or involving university students, but what is the truth about college rape? What is fiction? And, where are we going? The reality is that sexual assault is a problem that affects more than just students. A 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped at some point in their lives. The United States Department of Justice reports that American Indians (who make up approximately 8% of the Montana population) are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault crimes than other races and that 1 in 3 American Indian women report having been raped or having been the victim of an attempted rape in her lifetime. Along with these statistics, Montana's sexual assault laws, regulations, and policies have evolved piecemeal over the years, and there are Montanans leading the way in training, cooperation between many governmental agencies, and committed to the necessary changes to prevent and respond to sexual assault in our communities. 


Representative Ellie Hill Joel Thompson, Department of Justice, Prosecution Services Kirsten Pabst, Missoula County Atto

Representative Ellie Hill; Joel Thompson, Department of Justice, Prosecution Services; Kirsten Pabst, Missoula County Attorney; Senator Diane Sands, Chair of Interim Committee of Law and Justice; Lucy France University of Montana Office of Legal Counsel; Jim Taylor, Montana ACLU, Legal Director

Monday November 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
UC 330/331

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