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Amid Weinstein fallout, more sexual assault victims empowered to speak out

The Advocate , October 22, 2017

Amid Weinstein fallout, more sexual assault victims empowered to speak out

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The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Address Consent, Bystander Intervention, Safety and Prevention with Greenwich Teens

Greenwich Time , August 27, 2017

At The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis and Education, leaders recently talked about their visits to Greenwich High School where they are part of the health curriculum.

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Recent Report of Rape Prompts Greenwich Police to Host Session with Reporters

Greenwich Time , August 7, 2017

On August 7 Greenwich Police organized a media briefing on the topic of reporting about rape and sexual assault with sensitivity.

They also talked about services for victims, and school outreach on topics including sexual harassment, sexual assault, consent, sexting and internet safety.

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The Center Welcomes New Executive Director in Stamford

Patch , August 7, 2017

The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) welcomes a new Executive Director, Quentin Ball, to lead the organization. Per Quentin, “I am thrilled to take over from Ivonne Zucco, under whose leadership The Center was recently awarded the Impact Fairfield County grant. This grant, coupled with a robust counseling program and a far-reaching preventative education program, positions The Center for a successful 2017-18 fiscal year.”

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Stamford nonprofit wins $100,000 grant to help sexual assault victims

Greenwich Time , May 3, 2017

Women from across Fairfield County celebrated the power of collective giving Wednesday morning and chose Stamford-based nonprofit Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center to receive a $100,000 grant to launch a new program for sexual assault victims.

“We’re hoping this creates a big change in how survivors are served,” said Ivonne Zucco, executive director of the Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center, following the announcement of its award.

The grant is comprised of almost 200 individual contributions from members of Impact Fairfield County, a collective giving group formed by Greenwich residents Wendy Block and Vicki Craver in 2015. This marks the group’s second time awarding a local nonprofit with $100,000, and Impact Fairfield members hope the coming years will bring in even more high dollar grants as additional members join.

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Greenwich officials and legislators speak out against sexual assault

Greenwich Time , April 4, 2017

GREENWICH — Town officials from Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and Weston, state congressmen and senators and local victims organizations declared April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in a press conference Tuesday and affirmed their commitment to supporting survivors.

“Sexual violence is a major social problem in homes, schools and communities across lower Fairfield County in Connecticut with countless physical, mental and other health consequences,” said Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei during the gathering Tuesday at Greenwich Town Hall.

“It is in many ways unfortunate that we have to proclaim such a month. But the reality is that is the world in which we live,” he said.

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Sexual Assault Crisis Center to launch awareness campaign

The Hour Wilto , February 9, 2017

WILTON — The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education will launch a year-long photographic awareness campaign called, “Reveal to Heal,” to raise awareness about the harm caused by sexual violence.

The campaign features a series of photographs by Veleska Martin and other local artists featuring modestly undressed models with messages written on their necks, backs and other body parts.

“The symbolic disrobing in the photographs reveals the emotional scars of sexual violence that may never leave the survivor; those wounds are literally ‘written’ on the body,” according to a release from the center. “ The hope in the campaign is that in revealing the pain, the work of healing can begin. The year-long campaign images will be widely distributed throughout Lower Fairfield County, and will be accompanied by a hashtag campaign on social media sites.

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Stamford High students get education on sexual assault

The Advocate , December 27, 2016

STAMFORD — A young woman wakes up on her college campus Sunday morning feeling confused about what happened the night before, when she started out with friends and then things got fuzzy.

It’s a story that Charlotte Poth, of the Stamford-based Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, hears all too frequently. But she hopes the calls will become less frequent with a new program that started this month at Stamford High School.

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Stamford women recognized for stopping sexual assault

The Advocate , September 19, 2016

STAMFORD — Two city residents were recognized Monday for stopping the sexual assault of an intoxicated woman at a downtown apartment.

Kerilyn Whitehead, 27, and Jessica Feighan, 36, received citations at the offices of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education from elected officials, members of the Stamford Police Department and community leaders.

“I wanted to congratulate and thank Jessica and Kerilyn for your heroism and courage, and on behalf of the Stamford delegation, with two state citations,” state Rep. Caroline Simmons said.

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Charlotte Poth: ‘And I’m like forget you …’

The Advocate , August 11, 2016

People often ask me what the toughest part of my job is. There are many aspects of this work that are challenging, of course. But for me, the answer is simple. Justice. Whatever you think that word means, whatever they taught you in civics class, I need you to forget it all. Which might be easier said than done.

We grow up with the concept of law and order, of weights and measures. America loves justice! Think of the popular culture that has been created around this very notion. Or think even further back, to the empires that were built on its very foundation. It is a great idea. Justice is a type of closure, if anything.

But at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, we are advocates for victims of sexual violence. Justice is not a word that we know very well.

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