2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign is “Embrace Your Voice”!
We all have a unique role to play in prevention and changing the culture. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexual violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety. All of our voices have power. It’s time for everyone to find that voice and embrace it. (nsvrc.org) Sexual violence does not discriminate, it affects women and men of any age, race, religion, ethnicity and social status. It can leave a lifelong impact not only on the victim, but their family and the community as well.
Please join us in listening to one woman’s account of sexual assault and with the help of a dedicated chief investigator and advances in DNA testing, identify her attacker. Author, Jennifer Wheatley- Wolf “One Voice Raised- A Triumph over Rape” with Chief Investigator, David H. Cordle Sr.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) – “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims”
Every year in April, Office for Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW, which will be observed in 2018 from April 8–14. The Calvert County States Attorney’s office will present art displays at the District Court House created by local high school students.
This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. This year’s theme addresses– how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support; and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims (ovc.ncjrs.gov)
These dual awareness issues will be highlighted during the event.