For Immediate Releas March 27, 2013
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CONGRESSWOMAN DINA TITUS TO HELP RAPE CRISIS CENTER
MARK SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Testimony from Violence Against Women Act to be presented to RCC
WHAT: Congresswoman Dina Titus will help The Rape Crisis Center mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month by presenting Center officials with a copy of her testimony from the floor of the United States Congress regarding the recently re-authorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
“The Rape Crisis Center provides critical and essential services to rape victims in our community, helping them to heal and recover from the trauma of sexual assault,” said Titus. “That’s why legislation like VAWA is so important to help organizations such as The Rape Crisis Center continue to operate. There is no other organization in Southern Nevada solely dedicated to assisting victims of sexual assault; their work is ”
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign’s 2013 goal is to focus on healthy sexuality ad child sexual abuse prevention and raise awareness about child sexual abuse prevention. The Rape Crisis Center, founded in 1974, is focused on four areas: 1 )emergency response and victim assistance; 2) counseling and recovery; 3) legal advocacy; and 4) prevention of sexual assault through education and community outreach.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 2 @ 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Office of Cogresswoman Dina Titus
550 E Charleston Blvd, Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89104
WHO: U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus
Daniele Dreitzer, Executive Director, The Rape Crisis Center
About The Rape Crisis Center:
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community Action Against Rape (CAAR) with the goal of helping those in Clark County heal from the trauma of sexual violence. Today, The Rape Crisis Center operates a 24/7 crisis hot line for sexual assault victims and provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims begin the healing process and navigate the legal system. The RCC is also committed to the prevention of sexual assault through educational programs and community outreach. To assist victims to become survivors, the organization depends on a core base of dedicated volunteers and staff. These individuals are empathetic and enthusiastic people who give their time, energy, and personal sacrifice to continue to serve Clark County’s victims of sexual violence. This service is provided through face-to-face and over-the- phone intervention with newly victimized individuals. The Rape Crisis Center hotline number is 888-366-1640. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.therapecrisiscenter.org" www.therapecrisiscenter.org.