Sexual Assault Awareness

Say NO MORE and make domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.

Amador County Law Enforcement and local businesses are saying NO MORE
to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2017).

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is nationally recognized as an awareness and education campaign designed to educate the nation about sexual violence. Operation Care has teamed up with NO More in an effort to make a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action (read more). We encourage Amador County residents to participate by wearing teal, the national color for SAAM, and to promote sexual assault awareness during the month of April:

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!

Denim Day- April 26th

SAVE THE DATE, April 26th is Denim Day! 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 26, 2017, 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.

Balloon Release

Keep your eyes on the sky from 10 am to 2 pm on Denim Day, April 26th. Balloons will be released to signify the 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men that are sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in the United States. Teal and white balloons will be released, with the white balloons in each grouping representing the victim. If you would like to participate in the balloon release stop by our booth between 10 am and 2 pm at Petkovich Park in Jackson. We will have education materials on sexual violence and the services we provide to victims and their loved ones.