Maine Legislature has taken important step forward in addressing military sexual trauma

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If you or someone you know needs resources or support related to sexual violence, contact the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s 24/7 hotline at 800-871-7741.

Morgan Rielly of Wesbrook is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs. Rebecca Cornell du Houx is the executive director of the nonprofit Sisters in Arms Center, a licensed clinical social worker and an officer in the Maine Army National Guard.

By now, many people have read the harrowing stories from survivors of sexual trauma within the Maine National Guard’s ranks. What many people do not know is how hard survivors have worked to pass legislation that protects and supports our National Guard members, despite fears of retribution from their perpetrators and other community members.

Maine Legislature has taken important step forward in addressing military sexual trauma

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