Palm Beach State College West Campus Club Rush Event was a success . On August 31, 2016, Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center engaged students in learning about sexual assault & our services.Chandra Cosby, Victim Advocate and Terris Ellick, Team Supervisor distributed educational pamphlets on the different crime types and offered trainings to the teachers and students on Date Rape and Domestic Violence.
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September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month
The Clery Center for Security on Campus has several webinars which have been made public to provide information on campus safety.
From the Top Down to the Bottom Up: Making Campus Safety an Institution- Wide Priority
September 13, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by: Everfi
This webinar provides insights and strategies around evaluating the prioritization and impact of prevention. Presenters will share campus examples and data-driven approaches for garnering the buy-in and resources need to keep students safe and successful.
Reduce High-Risk Drinking On Your Campus
September 22, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
In partnership with: VTV Family Outreach Foundation
This webinar will share insight regarding evidence information practices to reduce high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences.
The Clery Act & Title IX: Practical Considerations for Coordination and Integration
September 29, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by: Pepper Hamilton
This webinar will provide practical considerations for coordination between and integration of the Clery Act and Title IX, including:
- Key similarities and differences between Title IX and the Clery Act
- Communication between individuals and departments
- Strategies for coordination of response
Training and education considerations
For additional information please visit the Clery Center website
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Tagged Awareness, campus safety, Clery, Its On Us, Palm Beach CAN, Palm Beach County, rape, sexual assault, Start By Believing, survivor, victim, Victim Services
University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault outside bar
Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a Gainesville bar.
Cristian Garcia told First Coast News he was taking out the trash from the bar where he works security early Thursday when he noticed a couple having sex. He initially thought it was consensual, but then noticed the woman was unconscious. Garcia said the man’s friends were watching the assault, and did nothing to help.
Garcia, a junior walk-on who plays linebacker for the Gators, said he and a fellow bouncer Leroyea Simmons Jackson walked up and stopped it.
Gainesville police later arrested 34-year-old Christopher Shaw and charged him with sexual battery of the 19-year-old victim.
“The girl was basically unconscious, so I knew there was no way she could be giving consent,” Garcia told the paper. He was jailed in lieu of a $500,000 bond.
Garcia told News4Jax he grabbed the man by his shoulder.
“I said, ‘Get off her! Get off her!’” he told the station. “And he was like, ‘Mind your business.’ I yanked him one more time. He got off. Then he got aggressive with me.”
Police said Shaw ran away from Garcia and Jackson, but he was caught later and officers were able to identify him from a video shot by a bystander, the station reported.
Police said the woman told investigators in a hospital interview that she didn’t know Shaw and that she tried to push him away but kept losing consciousness. Police said she was intoxicated.
—this article courtesy of FoxNews.com
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Level 1 Self Defense Class
Sat, August 20, 2016 – 10:30am
Jupiter Community Center
Join Obeo Society and Jupiter Traditional Martial Arts for a Level 1 Self Defense Class
Learn striking techniques, awareness skills and meet Julie Weil, rape survivor & president of the NOT JUST ME FOUNDATION.
This class will challenge you physically and instill special mental discipline meant to strengthen your spirit and develop your ability to deal with violent confrontations under intense stress. Don’t become a victim … Empower together!
Partial proceeds to benefit the NOT JUST ME FOUNDATION
Tickets available here
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This video was shared with CAN from the Green Dot Campaign. They stated “This is excellent marketing for Live the Green Dot…our kids need protection at every University…one Green Dot at a time…and it all starts with the Acceptance Letters! They need to be informed “before” they get to college so they can truly experience the good things college has to offer them…and not always worry about what lurks not only in the shadows…but in the light. As they said, “it’ll be someone you know!” Go to https://www.livethegreendot.com/ for more information!”
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Florida Atlantic University promoted Sexual Assault Awareness Month with their “It’s On Us” campaign from April 4th to April 7th.
Tuesday, April 5th was the Clothesline Project & Rape Culture Project.
Students engaged in a conversation about rape culture, then were invited to paint shirts with inspirational messages to abuse survivors. The event was so successful, the shirts temporarily ran out. The group was quick on their feet and created a large banner for students to paint on until additional shirts arrived. The shirts were displayed in the courtyard hung on a long line. After painting their inspirational message, they were given a shirt promoting consent and the campaign. The shirts will continue to spread awareness throughout the year.
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Tagged Awareness, campus safety, FAU, Its On Us, Palm Beach CAN, Palm Beach County, rape, SAAM, sexual assault, survivor, victim, Victim Services
Florida Atlantic University presented Black Girls Matter on 02/18/16 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This event included poetry and speaking by participants and affiliates. FAU Victim Services, FAU Student Services, Palm Beach County Victim Services, NAACP, FAU Police, and the National League of Negro Women were all in attendance.
Campus Safety a priority for Palm Beach County
Campus Round Up 3, held on Feb. 5th, 2016 was a success with honors! This full day training was the result of the dedicated time of the SART Campus Committee, location host: Palm Beach State College and funding from the Office on Violence against Women and Palm Beach County Victim Services. Based on feedback from previous Campus Round Ups, the presenters provided an in-depth training to compare and contrast the intersection of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Title IX, Clery Act, Violence against Women Act (VAWA), Florida Statutes and local law enforcement in serving victims of campus sexual assault.
We were privileged to have State Attorney Dave Aronberg as our opening speaker. He addressed a commitment to continue to work with the colleges and the Sexual Assault Team to deliver the best services available for victims of campus sexual assault. Presenters from the Clery Center for Security on Campus, the Florida Council on Sexual Violence, our State Attorney’s Office and our Survivor panel received outstanding evaluations having imparted new and useful training. There were 96 in attendance, representing Law Enforcement, Campus, Medical, Fire-Rescue, Counselors, and other Victim Service providers.
Comments from the training were: “Inspirational & enlightening!, Appreciate the clarification on timely warning, knowledgeable presenters, powerful survivor panel, enjoyed the interaction between the various disciplines, appreciated having the answers available by the experts”. Takeaways from the day include plans for each campus to visit their local law enforcement departments (and vice versa) to continue to develop relationships, campus staff were invited to join the Sexual Assault Response Team & participate in the on-going committees coordinated through Palm Beach County Victim Services.
L to R: Ashley Foster, survivor and Dave Aronberg, State Attorney; Abigail Boyer, Clery Center; Laura Egan, Clery Center
L to R: Jessica Kahn, Assistant State Attorney; Theresa Prichard, FCASV; Jeannie Hoban, PBSC
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