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POV: Sexual assault still a problem

Here in Saratoga County , DVRC, the District Attorney’s Office, and the NYS Task Force for Crime Victims’ Rights invite the public to a number of events to raise awareness of the impact and dynamics of sexual violence and how to stay safe.

On April 22, the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office and the NYS Task Force for Crime Victims’ Rights coordinate a candlelight vigil to provide remembrance, reflection and healing for those whose lives have been shattered by criminal activity. The vigil will be held at 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church at 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs.

On April 27, throughout Saratoga County, the DVRC is encouraging community members to wear a teal colored top and blue jeans to show your support for sexual assault victims and build awareness about the issue.

For more information, contact DVRC at 583-0280. DVRC provides services including counseling, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, comprehensive case management, support groups and specialized youth services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential and free of charge. Contact the 24-hour hotline at 584-8188 for assistance.

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