April Awareness @ CVC

April is busy at CVC with three national awareness campaigns landing in one month, all relevant to our work.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in our community. Our goals are to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.

Child Abuse Prevention Month, also during April, seeks to educate community members how to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.  Our goal is to share useful information about protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.

The week of April 7-13 is a National Victims' Rights Week, dedicated to learning about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime. Our goal is to honor the dedication of those before us that established victim rights and renew commitment to guarantee that all victims have the rights and services they need to recover from crime. 

April Events

#TealTuesday

Tuesday, April 2nd

Wear teal to acknowledge the impact of sexual violence in our community and commit to doing everything in our power to learn about and exercise consent every day, with every person.

Put social media to good use with:
#SAAM #TealTuesday #CVCcares

Annual Candlelight Vigil &
Memorial Service

Thursday, April 11th
Downingtown

6:30 pm

We will remember loved ones who were lost to violent crime and hear from speakers whose lives have been forever impacted. The service concludes with a short Candlelight Walk to the Victims’ Memorial in Kardon Park.

 

This event is open to the public.

Audrie & Daisy
Film Screening &
Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 18th
Phoenixville

7:00 pm

Join us to screen and discuss this powerful, award winning documentary about the public shame of high school sexual assault and the aftermath endured by all.


Tickets are free! Reserve your seat at:

https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs/audrie-daisy/

#DenimDay

Wednesday, April 24th 

This international day of recognition of sexual assault victimization uses denim as a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. Workplace toolkits available!

 

Learn more about its history and why denim matters on April 24th at: www.denimdayinfo.org.

24th Annual
Race Against Violence
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, April 27th
West Chester

9:00 am

Take a stand with CVC against violence!
This family (and fido!) friendly event supports CVC's programs supporting victims and prevention education. We need your support!

Check out our race page and register today!

www.cvcofcc.org/race

Business Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday

Address: 135 W Market Street West Chester, PA 19382

Office Number: (610) 692-1926 Office Fax: (610) 692-4959

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. 2017