Vanessa Timmons, the Coalition’s executive director, was interviewed for an article in The Oregonian about a 2011 sexual assault case in Clackamas County.
Vanessa Timmons, executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, a statewide advocacy group, said some women may feel comfortable speaking out given the current nationwide focus on rape, sexual assault and harassment.
“There is safety in numbers,” said Timmons. “The narrative is out there and they feel like the community is responding well. People are responding in a good way. They are believing the survivor. They are listening to the story.”
She reported a sexual assault; then, 6 years of silence (The Oregonian)