Sexual assault is a significant social, criminal justice, and healthcare issue in Utah. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) database, rape is the only violent crime in Utah with higher rates (55.5 per 100,000 people) than the national average (42.6 per 100,000 people).
Recently, the Utah Women & Leadership Project published a research snapshot on sexual assault among Utah women. This episode explores some of the highlights of the report. Dr. Susan Madsen, Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, is joined by the two authors of the report. First, the lead author on the report, Dr. Julie Valentine, who is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing and she is also a certified sexual assault nurse examiner with Wasatch Forensic Nurses, and second, Dr. Leslie Miles, who is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing and also a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.Support the show