Walk-in office: 410-857-0900 M-Th: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. F: 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

224 N. Center St. #102, Westminster, MD 21157

24-hour hotline:
410-857-7322

Education & Prevention

RCIS employs a full-time Outreach Specialist dedicated to informing and educating the residents of Carroll County. Rape Crisis offers customized education programs for all ages, community organizations and professional groups.

Student *

Classroom presentations in Carroll County Public Schools cover the following prevention topics: child sexual abuse, date/acquaintance rape, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Presentations to Carroll County Public Schools are free of charge. Presentations to private schools in Carroll County are also available for a nominal fee. To arrange for a presentation in your classroom call our Outreach Specialist at 410-857-0900.

Community Groups *

Education programs covering child sexual abuse, date/acquaintance rape, dating violence, healthy relationships, internet safety and sexual harassment are offered customized to the age and lifestyle of the audience. A video, trainer and brochures are provided for a modest cost. Programs can be conducted evenings and weekends as well as during daytime business hours. Contact our Outreach Specialist at 410-857-0900 for more information. Additional charges apply for programs outside Carroll County.

Professionals and Colleges *

RCIS also presents programs to law enforcement, criminal justice agencies and mental health professionals. These customizable programs cover topics such as: advocacy, recovery, offenders and counseling, as well as prevention. Programs range from one hour to one day in length. A video, trainer and handouts are provided. Programs can be conducted evenings and weekends as well as during daytime business hours. We have provided training to the following organizations: McDaniel College, Carroll Community College, Maryland State Police, Carroll Hospital Center, Addictions Program – Carroll County Health Department as well various businesses in the for-profit community. Fees are collected for this service and additional charges may apply for programs outside Carroll County. For more information contact our Outreach Specialist at 410-857-0900.

Rape Aggression & Defense (RAD) Training *

RCIS periodically conducts a RAD training throughout the year. For a nominal fee, any woman can become RAD certified. The training session is eight hours and includes safety tips and special physical training to teach the participant basic self-defense moves. Contact our Outreach Specialist at 410-857-0900 for more information about this training.