SBB IN ACTION
Orlando Police @OrlandoPolice Knowing how to respond to victims of sexual assault is critical. OPD pledges to always #startbybelieving
@TrumanMedKC: TMC thanks @MayorSlyJames for proclaiming April 6 #StartbyBelieving Day in @KCMO @MOCSAkc #sexualassaultawareness
Troy Police Dept. @TroyMI_Police Q: Who is responsible for rape? A: Rapists. It's that simple. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. #StartByBelieving
@EVAWintl: 3 simple responses to a disclosure of sexual violence: 1. I’m sorry 2. How can I help? 3. I believe you #StartbyBelieving
@ISUPD Officer Greiter dyed his hair teal for #StartbyBelieving Day. Who wore it better? Retweet for Officer Greiter
Halifax_Police @HfxRegPolice Our Sexual Assault Investigative Team took the #STARTBYBELIEVING pledge. They hope you’ll join them.
University of South Alabama Starts by Believing!
In spite of COVID-19, the Title IX Violence Prevention team at the University of South Alabama (Jaguars) launched an inspiring Start by Believing campaign, finding ways to connect with students virtually! read more
Spotlight on Palm Beach County, Florida
EVAWI is pleased to spotlight the great work on behalf of sexual assault survivors in Palm Beach County, Florida. With support from the State Attorney's Office, professionals throughout the county are adopting a Start by Believing philosophy and promoting positive change in many creative ways. read more
IN THE NEWS
No Grey Zone Podcast
EVAWI’s Joanne Archambault was recently invited to join Kathryn Marsh and Melissa Hoppmeyer on No Grey Zone, a podcast providing a frank and honest discussion related to sexual assault, harassment, child exploitation, domestic and workplace violence. Kathryn and Melissa talked with Joanne about the Start by Believing campaign, including the history of the movement and the 10th Anniversary. read more
Prosecutor Clearly States that SLO County Starts by Believing
As a prosecutor of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, I know far too well that many survivors of these lurid crimes live with deep pain for decades, or for a lifetime, without telling anyone of the abuse. Sadly, there are many widely believed myths in society — our jury pools — that promote skepticism and cynicism towards those brave survivors who eventually report sexual abuse.
JOIN CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATES THAT START BY BELIEVING
The first Wednesday in April is Start by Believing Day!
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