Sanctuary has planned proclamation readings in 9 counties for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us at proclamation READINGS throughout the Pennyrile Area Development District

Tuesday, September 26th at 5:00 PM with Livingston County Judge Executive Chris Lasher at
321 Court Street, Smithland

Monday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM with Princeton Mayor Danny Beavers at
201 East Main Street, Princeton

Thursday October 12th at 1:00 PM with Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White at
500 Westdale Avenue, Eddyville

Friday, October 13th at 9:00 AM with Todd County Judge Executive Daryl Greenfield at
202 East Washington Street, Elkton

Monday, October 16th at 4:30 PM with Madisonville Mayor David Jackson at
707 North Main Street, Madisonville

Monday October 16th at 6:00 PM with Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander at
38 Main Street, Cadiz

Thursday, October 19th at 8:30 AM with Crittenden County Judge Executive Perry Newcom at 107 South Main Street, Marion
Thursday October 19th at 4PM with Muhlenberg County Judge Executive Rick Newman at
100 South Main Street, Greenville.

Thursday, October 19th at 5:15 PM with Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble.  
The proclamation with be presented at a Business After Hours hosted by United Southern Bank at 1813 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  

Check out our facebook page during the month of October for daily posts about domestic violence at https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryinc/

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2017

 

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Sanctuary, Inc. has planned the following activities to help raise awareness in the Pennyrile region.  All activities are free and open to the public.

 

Proclamation Reading

Monday April 10th at noon
 Nine county proclamation reading  
300 Hammond Dr, Hopkinsville, KY.   
This event is being held in partnership with the Pennyrile Area Development District and is taking place at the beginning of their monthly meeting.


Green Dot Presentation


Tuesday April 18th at noon
 Hopkinsville Community College in the Auditorium building
 Learn about this bystander prevention program that reduces violence by over 50%!


Facebook


Check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryinc
 every day during the month of April to learn facts about Sexual Violence.
 

Denim Day


Wednesday April 26th, All Counties, Denim Day
Wear jeans in support of those impacted by sexual assault, and encourage those around you to do the same.  To let Sanctuary know you want to participate please contact Yasamin at yasamin@thesancturyinc.com or by calling 270-885-4572 and we will  share your support with the community by posting pictures of you and your staff on our Facebook page.

Why Denim Day?  In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault. 

Denim Day, Wednesday April 27th


Wear jeans in support of those impacted by sexual assault, and encourage those around you to do the same.


If you plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community by posting pictures of you and your staff on our Facebook page.

To participate in Denim Day and get Denim Day stickers to wear on the 27th email Yasamin Ausenbaugh at yasamin.sanctuary@gmail.com or by calling 270-885-4572.

Wear Denim on April 27th. Encourage your employees to wear denim Wear your Denim Day Sticker. Let Sanctuary know you are participating in Denim Day and taking a stand against violence


Why Denim Day? In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events 2016

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Sanctuary, Inc. has planned the following activities to help raise awareness in the Pennyrile region.  All activities are free and open to the public.


Proclamation Signings
 
Wednesday April 6th at 3:30 PM, Christian County  
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the steps of the Christian County Justice Center located at 100 Justice Way in Hopkinsville, KY
 
Thursday April 14th at 1:00 PM, Lyon County 
Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the monthly Fiscal Court meeting to take place at 500 Westdale Ave in Eddywille, KY.
 
Monday April 18th at 4:30 PM, Hopkins County
 Madisonville Mayor David Jackson will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the City Council meeting to take place at 707 North Main Street in Madisonville, KY.  


Other Events
 
Wednesday April 27th, All Counties - Denim Day
 Wear jeans in support of sexual assault victims and encourage those around you to do the same.  If you or your business plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community.
 
About Denim Day
 In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault. 
 
April - Clothesline Project, Caldwell County, Crittenden County, Livingston County, Lyon County
 The Clothesline Project will be on display at the Caldwell County Health Center located at 600 South Jefferson Street in Princeton, KY; at the Crittenden County Health Department located at 190 Industrial Drive in Marion, KY; at the Livingston County Health Center located at 124 State Street in Smithland, KY; and at the Lyon County Health Center located at 211 Fairview Avenue in Eddyville, KY.  The Clothesline Project is a display consisting of t-shirts created by survivors as a visual expression of their trauma and/or healing experiences.
 
April - Library Book Display, Lyon County
 There will be a display of books relevant to sexual assault set up at the Lyon County Public Library located at 261 Commerce Street in Eddyville, KY.

Legislative Update 2/3/16

Below are the legislative priorities of our state coalitions; Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs and Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SB 63 Eliminate the Backlog of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Evidence Kits and Create Policies on Submitting Kits

HB 41 Leasing Protection for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims

HB 56 Address Confidentiality Expansion

HB 96 Require Counsel for Initial Temporary Removal Hearings

HB 109 & SB 60 Allow Prosecution of Perpetrators for a "continuing course of conduct" of sex crimes

HB110 Combat “Revenge Porn”

HB 141 Recognize the Lethality of Strangulation

HB 229 Amendment to Allow Concurrent Jurisdiction to Attorney General in Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions
 

For more information go to: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/