AG Kaul & WCASA Promote Sexual Assault Service Providers in Rural Wisconsin
August 19, 2020
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.
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|
|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|
|Dunn||Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and The Bridge to Hope|
|Iron||Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Domestic Abuse Program|
|Marathon||The Women’s Community|
|Oneida||Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault|
|Sawyer||Lac Courte Oreilles Oakwood Haven|
|Vilas||Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault|
|Walworth||New Beginnings APFV|
|Waukesha||The Women’s Center|
|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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