Sexual Assault


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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Local Advocate Receives National Award

Each April the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) offers the Visionary Voice award, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The award honors the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country who have demonstrated outstanding work to end sexual violence.

Cari, the Sexual Assault Advocate for Hope Crisis Center, received one of the awards for 2013. She was nominated by the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition.

Cari has been an advocate with Hope Crisis Center (based in Fairbury) since 2007, and previously worked for The SAFE Center in Kearney. She has served as the Sexual Assault Advocate with Hope Crisis Center for the past three years. Cari provides direct services to victims and survivors of sexual violence, including intimate partner sexual violence. She also works with other service providers to enhance system responses to victims of violence. Cari has made strides in the development of collaborations in her community and provides holistic individual advocacy and support to victims.

The Coalition congratulates Cari on receiving this award. Michelle Miller, Sexual Violence Program Coordinator for the Coalition, presented the award to Cari during the Hope Crisis Center’s Put Your Foot Down to End Sexual Violence event on April 27, 2013.


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