Speak Out To End Sexual Assault

OSWEGO – Oswego County designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Pictured from left are Daniel T. Farfaglia, District 24; Assistant District Attorney Leah Folgherait; Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Pratt; Assistant District Attorney Lauren Daley; James Karasek, District 22; Committee Chairman Roy E. Reehil, District 5; SAF Advocate and Educator Sara Carmichael; SAF Advocate and Educator Katelind Petro; SUNY Oswego Title IX Coordinator Lisa Evaneski; Thomas Drumm, District 16; Nathan Emmons, District 15; Tim Stahl, District 20; and Committee Vice Chairman Bradley Trudell, District 7.

The recognition serves to improve understanding, change behaviors, challenge victim-blaming attitudes, respect personal boundaries, and practice healthy communication with children.

In 2018, Oswego County Opportunities’ Services to Aid Families, the domestic violence and rape crisis program in Oswego County, served more than 600 victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

This number is up 20 percent from the year before thanks to more people coming forward and speaking out.

Community members are encouraged to stand up against sexual violence.

To make a report or get help, call SAF’s 24/7 hotline at 315-342-1600.

Representatives from SAF and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office were at hand to receive the proclamation from the Legislature’s Human Services Committee.

1 Comment

  1. I hope you’ll be reporting on the shocking sentencing decision made by a judge you have endorsed in the past: Judge James P. McClusky. He certainly doesn’t think rape – or even child rape – is all that big of a deal. Barely a crime!

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