The Sexual Assault spoke seeks to end sexual violence in our state by uniting individuals and organizations to educate, empower, and activate Utahns in this cause. Sexual assault and rape result in significant individual societal costs including negative short- and long-term physical, psychological, and emotional effects. Research reports that Utah ranks poorly (43 of 51) in terms of the prevalence of rape victimization among women and that we are 9th of the 50 US states for the number of rapes per capita. Further, only 11.8% of individuals who have experienced rape or sexual assault in Utah reported the crime to law enforcement. Things need to change in Utah!
Executive Director, UCASA
Liliana Olvera-Arbon is the Executive Director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has over 10 years’ experience working in social services and envisions a world free of gender-based violence.
Assistant Director, UCASA
Andi Tremonte is the Assistant Director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Their career has focused on working with LGBTQIA+ victims of crime and has included facilitating trans support groups and cultural-competency training.
Outreach Coordinator, UCASA
Bethany Crisp is the Outreach Coordinator for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She volunteers in the community with the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and as a victim advocate for The Refuge Utah.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Sexual Assault spoke leaders, affiliates, and participants are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030. These goals will be linked to measurable outcomes, connected to visual dashboards, and will be posted in June of 2023. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes.