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 both an Outreach Specialist and Community Educator 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.  To arrange for a presentation in your classroom call please call the Community Educator 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 presentation, 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.  They 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 the Outreach Specialist at 410-857-0900 for more information about this training.