Anchorage, AK – As sexual assault awareness is on the rise, Your Alaska Link had the opportunity to speak to the local organization Standing Against Rape (STAR), and its Development Manager Jennifer Brown.

The STAR Development Manager explained, “I am the event coordinator, and the fundraiser, and the communicator for the organization.  I am actually really honored to serve in this way, because sexual assault and abuse is so prevalent right now. 

It always has been in Alaska; Alaska has some of the highest rates of sexual assault and sexual abuse.  But now with the whole #MeToo movement, people are really starting to talk about it.”

STAR Development Manager Jennifer Brown added, “We love having volunteers…we have a lot of really dedicated crisis line volunteers that spend their evenings and weekends being there for those people that call us, and then donations as well.”

©Copyright 2017 Coastal Television. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.