Public Awareness

The Coalition staff is dedicated to increasing awareness, as well as supporting and educating the community statewide about issues of domestic and sexual violence.

Public awareness encompasses community education and outreach. The main purpose is:

  • To let the community know that domestic and sexual violence exist
  • To what extent they exist
  • How to recognize domestic and sexual violence
  • What services are available

Community education increases the community's awareness of the issue and how to address it effectively. Community education provides information to agencies or organizations about domestic and sexual violence, as well as resources and referral information for the purpose of working with someone who is experiencing violence.

Stalking Awareness Month >> (January)

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month >> (February)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month >> (April)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month >> (October)

The Coalition also provides information and technical assistance to support programs' various public awareness activities. Examples include concerts, media campaigns, rallies/speak outs, Silent Witnesses, the Take Back the Night March, theater productions, video series, vigils, and more.

This page was last updated on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:22pm.
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