Sexual Assault Awareness

 

YOUR VOICE HAS POWER

Our words shape the world around us. How we talk about sexual violence matters. Individuals and communities can use their voice to make a true impact and become an agent for change.

We all have a unique role to play in prevention and changing the culture. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexual violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety.

All of our voices have power. It’s time for everyone to find that voice and embrace it.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is nationally recognized as an awareness and education campaign designed to educate the nation about sexual violence. Operation Care is making a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action.

STATISTICS ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE (NSVRC)

We encourage Amador County residents to participate by wearing teal, the national color for SAAM, and to help us promote sexual assault awareness during the month of April by joining us in any or all of the following ways:


March 5 – 10, 2018
NO MORE WEEK

In preparation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Operation Care has teamed up with NO More to make a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action (read more). We encourage agencies and individuals to say NO MORE so that together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. #LouderTogether

 


  Wear Teal Color

Baskets filled with teal bracelets, ribbons, stickers, and car magnets can be found at various locations throughout the county. Spread the word and invite your friends and family to show their support by speaking up against sexual violence. For the locations of the baskets or if you are interested in having a baskets of sexual assault awareness items at your business or office please contact our us at 209.223.2897 or stop by our office at 817 Court St.  Suite 12 in Jackson and we will gladly provide FREE teal sexual assault awareness items!

 


April 8 – 14
Crime Victims Week

Operation Care will be visiting the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, and California Youth Authority in Pine Grove with a guest speaker.

For more information on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week CLICK HERE

 


April 25th
Denim Day

Meet our staff and enjoy refreshments from 10am – 2pm at Petkovich Park in Jackson.

Wear Denim

We encourage you to wear denim in order to raise awareness against rape and sexual violence. The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Operation Care encourage all legislator’s and staff to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to raise awareness about sexual assault and show support for victims of sexual assault. Denim Day was established in 1996 when a rape case was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court. In this case, the perpetrator, who had been previously convicted for sexual assault, argued that because the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the perpetrator take off her pants during her assault, therefore making it consensual. This decision created a widespread campaign known as “Denim Day” in which jeans are worn on the last Wednesday of April to protest sexual violence.