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Indiana agency issues plan to fight sexual assault

The Indiana State Department of Health has issued a five-year plan to fight sexual assault in the state that focuses on prevention and education, particularly for children who are in high school or younger.

The plan was released this week and required a year to finish. It presents goals, including bolstering local policies regarding sexual assaults and promoting social behavior that would reduce sexual violence.

"By engaging individuals, groups and community organizations in implementing primary prevention into their daily habits, work and organizational goals, we hope to see decreases in the rates of sexual violence in Indiana," State Department of Health...

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