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Editorial: Raise awareness about sexual assault, Rape Crisis services

Editorial: Raise awareness about sexual assault, Rape Crisis services – Carroll County Times

At first blush, learning that the number of individuals served by the nonprofit Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County has dropped by nearly a third in recent years would seem like a good thing. It’s possible the number of sexual assault victims in the county has dropped. It’s just not probable.

From 2008 through 2012, Rape Crisis served nearly 300 individuals each fiscal year, July through June, according to statistics provided by CEO Janice Kispert. But between FY12 and FY13, the number of individuals served dropped from 290 to 146. The number increased slightly to about 200 in fiscal years 14 and 15.

Click here to read the entire editorial featured in the Carroll County Times on July 22, 2016.

Rape Crisis turns to napkins to help spread message

It was Wednesday afternoon around lunch time and with the fair weather the patio at Maggie’s Restaurant, in Westminster, was packed with diners as Katy Tote walked up. But it wasn’t a bite that brought Tote, the Outreach Specialist for Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, to the restaurant: She was there to deliver napkins.

“The napkins say, ‘If you see something, say something. Be an active bystander,’ and they also have our 24-hour hotline number,” Tote said. “This is our bystander campaign, where we are trying to get people to be better bystanders in our community.”

Click here to read the entire article in the Carroll County Times, July 21, 2016.