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Program Aims to End Sexual Violence Through Education and Awareness

At least one in four females, and one in six males, will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. Teenage and college-aged women have the highest rate of sexual victimization of any age group.

The prevalence of sexual assault in the United States is staggering. That is why Prosecutor Kym L. Wotthy initiated The Wayne County Turn-Around Program (WC TAP).

WC TAP is a working collaboration benveen the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and community-based stakeholders who acknowledge the challenges surrounding sexual violence in teens and young adults. WC TAP is dedicated to ending sexual violence in our at-risk population by providing education and awareness in our community.

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., the First Annual Reduce the Risk Seminar will be held at the Wayne County Community College located at 801 West Fort Street in Detroit Our program, which is free of charge, is open to young adults ages 13 and up, as well as parents and educators. Refreshments have been donated. This semnar is limited to 200 attendees, so we encourage early registratiom (See registration form attached) The goal for the symposium is to educate high school and college aged youth, parents and educators about key issues surrounding sexual assault. Additionally, we will be providing information and materials from resources in our community to assist and support survivors of sexual assault and their significant others throughout Wayne County.

For more information and to register please contact Wayne County Safe at 313-964-9701 of email Katie Michael at: kmichael@wcsafe.org

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