April 2018 Prevention and Awareness

APRIL -Three critical campaigns with intersecting themes occur each April: Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, Sexual Assault Awareness month and National Crime Victim Rights week, which falls in the second week of April from the 8th to the 14th.

National Crime Victims Rights Week = Expand the Circle. Reach All Victims

National Crime Victims Rights Week Video Click Here to Watch

In Salt Lake City

The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) provides financial compensation for crime victims, administers and monitors grants, networks victim services throughout the state, offers training, and provides support to the Utah Council on Victims of Crime.

Saturday, April 7 Week long activities will kick off at the Utah Grizzlies and Press Conference Click Here for more information.

Saturday, April 14 11:00 am to 3:00 pm  A family event with Mayor Biskupski, Salt Lake City Chief Brown, Salt Lake City Fire Department, Grizzly players, food trucks, and informational booths will be held at Jordan Park/International Peace Gardens.

In Park City

Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:00-3:00 pm Interfaith Rally at the Park City Police Department Lawn

As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Peace House has teamed with the UOVC to present an Interfaith Rally. Program Specialist Hilde Koenig from the Utah Office for Victims of Crime will speak about this year’s theme-Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims-emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. This year’s theme addresses—

*how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support, and

*how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.

In all communities, religious leaders have the power to raise awareness and influence attitudes, behaviors and practices. At the Interfaith Rally, Rabbi Levinsky of Temple Har Shalom, Bishop Hill of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, Reverend Robinson of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Lama Sonam of Urgyen Samten Ling will address the impact of violence in our community in general and on victims in particular from their respective faith perspective.

Following this event, Peace House and youth from End Violence Now will plant pinwheel gardens. Blue pinwheels representing Child Abuse Awareness month, will be added to the already existing garden created by the Children’s Justice Center at the Park City Police Department. Teal pinwheels representing Sexual Assault Awareness month at the Park City Library and a rainbow garden representing victims of crime will be planted at the County Building on Marsac Ave.

April 24, 2018 5:30-8:30pm Park City Library-Jim Santy Auditorium Peace House is hosting this film event for local teens and their families to prepare them for the college experience and to educate on the issues of sexual assault. Information tables will be provided. Free temporary Sexual Assault Awareness Tattoos!

The Hunting Ground trailer Click Here to Watch

In Heber

April 8-14 The Wasatch County Domestic Violence Coalition (WCDVC) will display teal ribbons in the lawn in front of the Police Department for reported assaults and black ribbons for unreported assaults. This presentation highlights sexual assault statistics nationwide.

The week of April 14th the Wasatch County Domestic Violence Coalition-WCDVC will host a coloring contest for the middle schools and high school. The kids will drop their coloring off at the Heber Police Station and coalition members will mount them on the wall of the lobby. Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners.

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-8:30 pm, Heber Senior Center Auditorium, The Hunting Ground PG13

WCDVC is hosting this award winning film event for local teens and their families to prepare them for the college experience and to educate on the issues of sexual assault. Information tables will be provided.    Click Here to Watch