Palm Beach County’s Division of Victim Services & Certified Rape Treatment Center has received a five-year, $625,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to implement the Green Dot Strategy. Palm Beach County was one of 13 applicants in Florida to be selected for this competitive grant.
Implementation of the Green Dot Strategy in Palm Beach County will include bystander mobilization training with Palm Beach County employees designed to empower the everyday citizen to stop a potentially dangerous situation before it escalates to violence. The tasks are typically simple in nature, and may end up saving someone’s life.
The Goal is that within five years, all County employees will be trained on how to implement the Green Dot Strategy using the knowledge and tools to reduce eliminate instances of power-based personal violence in our community. The ultimate goal is that by year 2021, Palm Beach County is living the Green Dot.
The Green Dot Strategy, developed by Green Dot, Etc., is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention, with the ultimate goal of preparing organizations and communities to execute a strategy that consistently and measurably reduces power-based, personal violence. Power-based, personal violence includes sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse and bullying.
Palm Beach County Employees… “Live the Green Dot”
For more information on Green Dot visit www.livethegreendot.com