Josh Kaul
Press Release

AG Kaul & WCASA Promote Sexual Assault Service Providers in Rural Wisconsin

August 19, 2020

By - Aug 19th, 2020 11:52 am

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) have partnered to place billboards for sexual assault victim services in 29 counties, many of which are Wisconsin’s most rural counties.

“These billboards will help raise awareness across the state of where survivors of sexual assault can find support,” said Attorney General Kaul.

“Particularly during this challenging time, connecting with survivors is so important. Too often, survivors of sexual abuse don’t know where they can access support. These billboards across the state let survivors know there are people out there who will be by their side,” said Pennie Meyers, Executive Director of WCASA.

The billboards, part of the By Your Side Wisconsin awareness campaign, help sexual assault survivors and their families find advocacy and support services in their community. 35 billboards are placed in 29 counties, and can be seen around the state until October. Funding for the billboards are provided by a grant from Sexual Assault Kit Initiative from the U.S. Department of Justice.

To receive help locally, find information at https://byyoursidewi.org/. Services provided by these agencies are free and confidential. Their services are also available to family members, partners, and friends of a survivor who are dealing with their own reactions to the sexual assault.

A list of counties that have By Your Side Wisconsin billboards, and the organizations they are promoting, is available below:

County Sexual Assault Service Provider
Adams Hope House
Ashland Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Domestic Abuse Program; New Day Advocacy Center
Chippewa Family Support Center and the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
Clark Personal Development Center
Dodge PAVE
Douglas CASDA
Dunn Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and The Bridge to Hope
Green Lake ASTOP
Iron Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Domestic Abuse Program
Iowa Family Advocates
Langlade AVAIL
Lincoln HAVEN
Manitowoc In Courage
Marathon The Women’s Community
Monroe Brighter Tomorrows
Oneida Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Portage CAP Services
Rusk Embrace
Sawyer Lac Courte Oreilles Oakwood Haven
Shawano Safe Haven
Taylor Stepping Sones
Trempealeau New Horizons
Vilas Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Walworth New Beginnings APFV
Washington FRIENDS, Inc.
Washburn Embrace
Waukesha The Women’s Center
Waupaca CAP Services
Waushara CAP Services and ASTOP

Examples of billboards and press release: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-kaul-wcasa-promote-sexual-assault-service-providers-rural-wisconsin

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