April proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2003

At last week's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, Borough Mayor Dale Bagley issued an official proclamation making April Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the Kenai Peninsula.

Reading from the proclamation, the Mayor said, "Sexual assault can affect anyone, either as a victim, survivor, or as a family member, significant other, neighbor or co-worker of a victim survivor. Many citizens and agencies of the Kenai Peninsula Borough are working to provide quality services and assistance to sexual assault survivors. They staff 24-hour crisis lines responding to emergency calls and offering support. Victim services staff and other community members are promoting prevention education by providing training and education to public schools, churches, and civic organizations. It is vitally important that continued education efforts to provide information about prevention and services for sexual assault be supported and enhanced," said Bagley.

WRCC Executive Directo Heather Arnett, WRCC Board President June Harris and Barbara Waters received the official document from the Mayor. "We look forward to increasing awareness during this month and working together to eliminate this problem from our community," said Arnett. For more information on how to reduce sexual violence and to support agencies providing services to victims, contact the WRCC at 283-9479.

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