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Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign Underway in Southwest Riverside County

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Circle of Safe-T is asking our communities to “Stand up to sexual violence!”

The following is a news release submitted by Brian Connors, director of marketing for Southwest Healthcare System:

Murrieta, CA – Southwest Riverside County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is governed by the non-profit Circle of Safe-T and was formed originally in 2002. It is a coalition of community leaders including professionals in the fields of law enforcement, healthcare and family services and partners with Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. Nationally, nearly 1 in 5 women (or 22 million) have been raped at some point in their lives in the United States and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence other than rape at some point in their lives.

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Circle of Safe-T is asking our communities to “Stand up to sexual violence!” Now through July 31, the “Denim Days” sexual violence prevention and education campaign is your opportunity to benefit the efforts of the Circle of Safe-T SART program and increase awareness by letting our communities know that anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. They will be selling “Denim Days” stickers for $2 each. (For the story on Denim Days: http://denimdayusa.org/about/history/ )  You can get more information by logging on to www.denimdayusa.org or www.circleofsafe-t.com. To order stickers, please call Nicole Yadon (SART Coordinator) at 951-600-4334 or Ginny Ince (Director of Volunteer Services) at 951-696-6104.

No one has the right to violate your body. The Circle of Safe-T Sexual Assault Response Team offers 24-7 forensic care for sexual assault survivors in Southwest Riverside County. This is a confidential, safe place you can call or go where you will be treated with dignity and support by medical professionals, including a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), and physicians.  You’ll get the protection of law enforcement and the district attorney’s office, and you can receive rape crisis counseling and on-going support. The 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline is 951-686-7273 or 1-866-686-7273 or 911. For additional information, please log on to www.circleofsafe-t.com.

Carl Petersen III April 28, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Steve Newman 1 hour ago "CP3- Why don't you post a quote from someone other than Shane?" . . I've posted quotes from you. I've posted quotes from Roberto. I've posted quotes from Dave Peters. Do you know the one person that I have not quoted? Shane. You truly are a genius.
Carl Petersen III April 28, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Roberto 1 hour ago "Kobe had to post bail, hire a lawyer, fly back to court and in end the DNA on her underwear belonged to someone else? Why wasn't she prosecuted?" . . If she had sex with someone else she could not have been raped? Both parties agreed that sex had occurred.
Vic April 28, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Nobody"s "obsessed" with you "Shane". It's just that sometimes your idiocy is too hard to ignore. Make that 'most times'.......
Roberto April 28, 2013 at 07:40 AM
They did indeed have sex but rape allegation which incidently occurred in his hotel room her company forbid her from going there in the first place and someone else's DNA on her underwear when she thought it was him pretty much established she had her dates & times mixed up, Further to this, He said he did not rape her, she said he did, Again why wasn't she prosecuted?
Circle of SAFE-T May 07, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Please keep in mind that among all of these opinions, the fact remains, that thousands of people are being abused. Period. And it is our job as a community to stand together and support local services. Please do your part in supporting our program. Thank you

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