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Sexual Violence and Oppression

Sexual Violence and Oppression

Framing Our Work Using the Sexual Violence Continuum The Rape Crisis Center is committed to challenging all forms of oppression in our community – including racism. We join all who are grieving George Floyd and countless others, whose lives matter and were cut tragically short. We raise our voices with all those advocating for justice and change in our country. We know that our systems often fail to serve victims of sexual violence in the same ways they often fail to serve Black communities – focusing on victim blaming instead…

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…

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…

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…

RCC Reports Dramatic Increase in Support Group Participation Through First Six Months of 2019

RCC Reports Dramatic Increase in Support Group Participation Through First Six Months of 2019

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 9, 2019Contact:  Lisa Robinson; 702.326.0334; lisa@ffwpr.comWith rising demand for services, The Rape Crisis Center reports dramatic increase in support group participation and significant increases in counseling services and hotline calls through first six months of 2019 Volunteers needed to help staff hotline; RCC launches advocate partnership with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to help meet demand Las Vegas, NV — The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), which serves all of Clark County, continues to realize increasing demand for its services in the first six months of 2019, with…

RCC Marks 20th Anniversary of Denim Day – April 24, 2019

RCC Marks 20th Anniversary of Denim Day – April 24, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Lisa Robinson, (702) 326-0334, lisa@ffwpr.com April 17, 2019                                                                           THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF DENIM DAY WITH INSPIRING LUNCHEON AND ENCOURAGES SOUTHERN NEVADA COMPANIES TO WEAR JEANS TO WORK ON APRIL 24 LAS VEGAS — April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and the 2019 theme is “I Ask.” “I Ask” encourages and empowers everyone, no matter the scenario, to ask for consent, listen, and accept answers without pressuring or coercing another. The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), which is marking its 45th…

Advocacy Roundtable April 8th, 2019

Advocacy Roundtable April 8th, 2019

Contact: Lisa Robinson, (702) 326-0334, lisa@ffwpr.com April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and the 2019 theme is “I Ask.” “I Ask” encourages and empowers everyone, no matter the scenario, to ask for consent, listen, and accept answers without pressuring or coercing another. The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) embraces the “I Ask” theme as a key message in educating people, starting at an early age, on how to ask for and get consent for any type of physical contact and in all types of relationships. WHAT:              Advocacy roundtable…

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