N.J. sexual assault hotlines report uptick in calls in aftermath of Weinstein

The requests keep coming.

Over the past two months, the Burlington County office that helps sexual assault victims has received an unprecedented amount of calls, sometimes in the middle of the night, from people wanting accompaniment to the hospital, according to the director.

“It’s been really crazy here,” said Jillian Allen, director of CONTACT, the program in Burlington County, adding that for a while her office couldn’t keep enough advocates out in the community to keep up with all the requests.

The flood of new cases has forced the local advocacy group to fast-track training for anyone willing to volunteer to accompany …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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