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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Students at the University of North Florida will be walking a mile in women's shoes today-literally.

The event is designed to raise awareness of violence against women, particularly sexual assault.

According to national statistics provided by UNF, 1 in 4 college students is sexually assaulted. Last year, 13 UNF students got counseling services for assault from the University's Victim Advocacy Program. None of those sexual assaults happened on campus.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in 2010 there was one rape every hour and 38 minutes in Florida. Every 53 minutes there was one forcible sexual offense. Those statistics improved from years past, according to FDLE there was a forcible sexual offense every 49 minutes in 2008.

If a UNF student needs counseling services for a sexual assault they are encouraged to call the UNF Crisis Line at (904) 620-1010.

If you are not a student at UNF, but would still like to seek assistance for a sexual assault or battery you may contact one of the following resources:

Duval, Baker, Nassau:
The Women's Center of Jacksonville
5644 Colcord Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Contact: Tina Vaughn
Office: 904-722-3000
Fax: 904-722-3100
Hotline: 904-721-7273
Email: tvaughn@womencenterofjax.org
Website: www.womenscenterofjax.org
Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, therapy: individual, group and secondary victims, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up and victim/survivor follow-up, therapy, Rape Risk Reduction Program, Stop Violence Against Elders Program, community outreach to underserved populations and the agencies that serve them, especially LGBT, males and elders.
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Adolescents, Elders and Persons with Disabilities

St. Johns
Betty Griffin House
1375 Arapaho Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Contact: Joyce Mahr
Office: 904-808-8544
Fax: 904-808-8338
Hotline: 904-824-1555
TDD Hotline: 711-904-824-1555
Email: director@bettygriffinhouse.org
Website: www.bettygriffinhouse.org
Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, forensic exams, support groups, therapy: individual, group and secondary victims, prevention education and training, medical referrals and follow-up, victim/survivor follow-up and shelter.
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults and Adolescents
Counties Served: St. Johns

Clay
Quigley House Inc.
P.O. Box 142
Orange Park, FL 32067
Contact: Tracy Hudson
Office: 904-284-0340
Fax: 904-284-5407
Hotline: 800-339-5017
Email: tracyquigley@yahoo.com
Website: www.quigleyhouse.org
Services: 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: general, medical and legal, support groups, therapy: individual, group and secondary victims, prevention education and training, victim/survivor follow-up, shelter.
Service Fee: Free
Services to: Adults, Adolescents and Persons with Disabilities
Services in: Translator as Needed
Counties Served: Clay

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