SB304 (formerly HB827) passed in the final moments of this year's legislative session. Thanks to all who helped show support for this bill!!
The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire (Savannah) has several events scheduled in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
- Jeans For Justice Campaign, April 1-30, 2015. Campaign launch April 1, 2015 at 10:45 am at Saint Vincent's Academy
- Pearls of Power Awards Gala, April 17, 2015 at 6 pm, Charles Morris Center
- Krav Maga Selve Defense Class, April 25, 2015 at 3 pm, Ashbury United Methodist Church
- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Forsyth Park
The Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia (Macon) will be hosting the Pheonix Rising 5K and 1M Fun Run, April 11, 2015 at 6 pm, 111 Dolly Street, Gray, GA and Take Back the Night, April 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm, corner of Third and Cherry Streets, Macon, GA.
North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network (Blue Ridge) will be hosting their inaugural Home Run Derby,
April 18, 2015 at 11:00 am, Blue Ridge City Park. Due to weather and field conditions, this event was rescheduled for May 9, 2015. Please click for rules and registration.
Numerous Professionals from around the state, including the Newton County Sheriff's Office, participated in a one day training provided by GNESA regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). For more information regarding PREA, please visit www.prearesourcecenter.org and justdetention.org
"Advocates from all over the world gathered at The National Sexual Assault Conference to see a showing of the Monument Quilt"
The Monument Quilt's goals include creating communities that are responsive and supportive to survivors, changing how Americans respond to sexual assault, confronting rape culture, and creating a highly public narrative about sexual violence that tells many stories as opposed to one. Above all, the Monument Quilt works towards a culture free from rape by correcting misconceptions about who experiences sexual assaults and how they happen.
Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation on April 30, 2014 designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Georgia.
Pictured are Mr and Mrs Deal, members of the Governor's Office for Children and Families, GNESA staff and staff from Georgia Rape Crisis Centers.
Click HERE to listen to WCLK radio call-in with Jennifer Bivins, GNESA President & CEO, regarding National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.