From Another Angle: FInancial Cost of Sexual Assualt

Healing Voices – Personal Stories’ Board Member Regina Ress forwarded an interesting blog to me written by Shereen Reda, Prevention Program Coordinator at the Sexual Violence Center of the Twin Cities, Minnesota.  It focused on the financial cost of sexual assualt.  Reda points out that “everyone pays the price for sexual assualt.” The blog sites statistics related to the costs in the state of Minnesota which amounts to approximately $1,540 for all Minnesota residents.

The blog goes on to discuss the costs that fall to the victim alone such as lost wages, cost on family/relationships, re-victimization and costs related to personal and community protection.

We don’t often think about this side of abuse/assualt.  If you are interested in see learning more about this, check out the full study done in 2007.  It can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.


About JoAnne Tucker

JoAnne Tucker is the President of Healing Voices - Personal Stories, a non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness of women's strivings to overcome abusive trauma through the creation and distribution of film and video. I also write a blog called Mostly Dance which shares my experiences directing a modern dance company for over 30 years and other related topics.
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