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On August 5 from 12 – 7, the Northshire Bookstore will be celebrating its 1-Year Anniversary in Saratoga Springs. As part of their anniversary, and commitment to the Saratoga Community, the Store will raffle several gift baskets, with proceeds benefiting the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga, and DVRC. To learn more, visit the Northshire website, or visit their Facebook Page.
There will be a charity golf tournament to benefit DVRC on Friday, August 15 at the Fairways of Halfmoon. The tournament will be a best ball scramble, with a 9:00 am tee off. $100/Foursome includes lunch at the turn, frosty beverages, raffles and dinner. For more information, please contact Howard Connors at Howard1.Connors@momentive.com, or 518-233-2372
Throughout the month of June DVRC partnered with local school districts to provide prevention education concerning date and acquaintance rape. Over the span of several weeks, DVRC staff spent several hours each with over 200 high school students in Ballston Spa and South Glens Falls to present the ‘Rape or Regret’ program. The program, produced by the Ballston Area Community Allies, presents in a very realistic way, how teenage sexual assault can happen. Viewers hear testimony of Tonya (the complainant), Ryan (the defendant), their attorneys, and many witnesses as the case unfolds. Following the showing, DVRC staff work with the viewers to help them better understand sexual assault and learn some prevention strategies. Feedback from recent viewers: “it was very realistic” and “I liked how it took a situation that could very easily happen to kids our age and showed a very real consequence”.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 44% of sexual assaults happen to women under the age of 18, 80% occur when a woman is under the age of 30, and ages 12 -34 are at the highest risk.
Rape or Regret is a program offered by DVRC to groups in the Saratoga County Community. If you are interested in learning more, or potentially hosting a showing and discussion, please contact us at 518-583-0280.
Click below to view a preview of the film.