JACKSON – Catholic Charities Rape Crisis Center held its annual kickoff ceremony for Sexual Assault Awareness month in downtown Jackson’s Smith Park, Friday, April 1. This year’s theme for the ceremony was “Sexual Assault: Make It Matter!” A survivor told her story and pledges to increase vigilance in holding perpetrators accountable were provided by Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason and Chief Lee Vance of the Jackson Police Department.
Sexual violence can happen anywhere, including at work, at school and at home. The Rape Crisis Center has a calendar of events scheduled for the month of April to raise awareness and to provide prevention education. The agency will host its Annual Teen Summit on Saturday, April 23.
For more information, contact Dawn Jones or Mittie Williams at 601-948-4495 or 601-326-3731.