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Changes to Our Mission Statement

Changes to Our Mission Statement

The change was subtle, so you may not have noticed that our mission statement was recently revised. Although the change was not dramatic, it is reflective of the ways the Rape Crisis Center has evolved and expanded over the years. Our Board of Directors, with feedback from staff and input from our clients, has been considering a possible change in the name of our organization. This conversation led us to evaluate our mission, and consider vision and values statements. Our board and staff have been thinking deeply about who we…

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Adjusting to social distancing isn’t the only change happening with volunteering at the RCC right now, but it is a change that has revealed how dedicated our volunteers are to supporting survivors. This month, we sat down with Lisa and Camille to talk about how volunteering is adapting, and to share some exciting news. Please introduce yourselves. Camille: My name is Camille Rodrigues. My pronouns are she/her/hers; they is cool too. I’m the Volunteer Training and Hotline Manager. My daily tasks include communicating with volunteers, recruiting new volunteers, interviewing them,…

The Rape Crisis Center Adjusts and Continues to Serve During Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

The Rape Crisis Center Adjusts and Continues to Serve During Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

For Immediate Release                                  Contact: Lisa Robinson, 702.326.0334, lisa@ffwpr.com March 30, 2020 THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER ADJUSTS AND CONTINUES TO SERVE DURING SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2020  Las Vegas ­— April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), which serves all of Clark County, is modifying its April plans due to COVID-19 and focusing on online resources and services for Southern Nevada survivors. The RCC reminds the community that everyone can play a role in ending the epidemic of sexual violence that our country has been…

Stay S.A.F.E. (Sex Assault Free Environments) and SAint (Sexual Assault Intervention)

Stay S.A.F.E. (Sex Assault Free Environments) and SAint (Sexual Assault Intervention)

The Rape Crisis Center has partnered with the LVMPD Crime Prevention Specialists to offer training for security, food and beverage, and other hospitality professionals on how to recognize predatory behavior and vulnerable individuals in club, hotel and casino environments, and intervene to prevent sexual violence before it happens. These trainings are provided at flexible times to be available to professionals working any shift. Learn how you can distract, delegate and direct situations to keep people safe. Contact Lisa M. at lisam@rcclv.org for more information or to set up a presentation…

RCC’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

RCC’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

At this challenging time, The Rape Crisis Center is fully dedicated to our mission to serve the community – all those impacted by sexual violence and exploitation. Therefore, we are maintaining our 24/7 crisis response, advocacy, and counseling services, including small group support as possible, during the current situation.  Our offices are open for regular business and our hotline is always available at  702-366-1640. We are being responsive and responsible to the social distancing and hygiene concerns of the current crisis by eliminating non-essential gatherings and meetings, maintaining safe environments, and…

Reporting Sexual Assault when a SANE exam is not an option

Reporting Sexual Assault when a SANE exam is not an option

If an assault occurred more than 5 days ago, and you are unable to have a sexual assault exam, and have decided to make a report to police at this point, you have several options. You can contact the RCC offices and have an advocate accompany you to a police station or area command close to your home to make a report. The report is always going to be made in the location where the sexual assault occurred, even if that is not where you live. For example, if you…

RCC and Metro Announce  Programs and Services Supported by Dept of Justice Grants

RCC and Metro Announce Programs and Services Supported by Dept of Justice Grants

For Immediate Release                                     Contact: Lisa Robinson, 702.326.0334, lisa@ffwpr.com Feb. 19, 2020 THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER AND LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES SUPPORTED BY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANTS FOCUSED ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SOUTHERN NEVADA U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford will join law enforcement agencies and program partners from the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Taskforce for press conference February 19 at 3 p.m. WHAT:    Human trafficking initiatives in Southern Nevada supported by U.S. Department of Justice Grants. U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) and Alissa Engler, Nevada Senior Deputy…

February Marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February Marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release                                       Contact: Lisa Robinson, 702.336.0334; lisa@ffwpr.com February 11, 2020                                              FEBRUARY MARKS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH One in three teens experience some form of dating violence; The Rape Crisis Center offers free prevention and education programs designed to help stem the tide Las Vegas, NV — February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) would like to remind the Las Vegas community of the free prevention, awareness and resource programs the organization offers for students in schools, young adults, parents and caregivers…

RCC Reminds NYE Party Goers to Arrive Together, Stick Together and Leave Together

RCC Reminds NYE Party Goers to Arrive Together, Stick Together and Leave Together

For Immediate Release December 30, 2019   Contact: Lisa Robinson, 702.326.0334, lisa@ffwpr.com THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER REMINDS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY GOERS TO ARRIVE TOGETHER, STICK TOGETHER AND LEAVE TOGETHER The Party Smart Campaign provides safety tips for Las Vegas revelers and training for club staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — As Las Vegas readies itself to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors as one of the world’s premier New Year’s Eve destinations, The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) encourages everyone to make the “Party Smart Promise,” a simple pledge to arrive together, stick together…

RCC Asks Las Vegas to Celebrate “A Night Out”

RCC Asks Las Vegas to Celebrate “A Night Out”

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Lisa Robinson, (702) 326-0334, lisa@ffwpr.com Nov. 8, 2019                                                    The Rape Crisis Center Asks Las Vegans to Celebrate “A Night Out” Thursday, November 21 at TAO Nightclub WHAT: “A Night Out” benefiting The Rape Crisis Center. The public is invited to participate in a fun night out Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Opium Room inside TAO Nightclub at The Venetian. Long-standing community partners of The Rape Crisis Center, Tao Group, generously host the annual event, now in its seventh year. Honorees include Wendy Losada, who will be…

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